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gay marriage in iowa! [Apr. 3rd, 2009|09:12 am]
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See here! And it was unanimous!

Also, regarding the possibility of a constitutional amendment forbidding same-sex marriage (like Prop 8 in California):
Lobbying began immediately for lawmakers to launch the long process of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
No such legislation will be approved this session in the Iowa Senate, McCoy said. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Gronstal won’t allow it, he said.

Such an amendment requires the votes of a simple majority in both the Iowa House and Iowa Senate in two consecutive sessions, followed by a passing vote of the people of Iowa.
(from this article, emphasis mine)

From: abstractseaweed
2009-04-03 11:08 pm (UTC)
Sweet! Middle of the country, not one of those "liberal" states.

Now fingers crossed for Vermont. Looks like Tuesday's vote will be close.
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2009-04-03 11:17 pm (UTC)
Yup - the House needs 5ish more votes to override, which is certainly within the realm of possibility...
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From: abstractseaweed
2009-04-03 11:23 pm (UTC)
Now what we need is for gay couples from all over the country to flock to Iowa, get married, revitalize Iowa's tourism industry, and help lift them out of recession. That'll show 'em.
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