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Iowa House Says YES To Letting Voters Ban Gay Marriage

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The Iowa House today voted 62-37 to pass Joint Resolution 6, which would let voters choose to ban same-sex marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships by amending the state constitution, thus nullifying the State Supreme Court’s ruling that brought gay marriage to the state. The bill now heads to the Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has promised to keep it from seeing the light of day. And even if the Senate managed to approve it, the bill would have to pass another legislative session before reaching voters in 2013. [Earlier]

By:           JD
On:           Feb 1, 2011
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  • 12 Comments
    • David
      David

      Gross.

      Feb 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hopeless Romantic... No, Wait. Just Hopeless
      Hopeless Romantic... No, Wait. Just Hopeless

      How is putting the rights of an unpopular minority up to a majority vote even a possibility in 2011? No, seriously, what valid arguments do they have???? Ugh.

      Feb 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IE
      IE

      GOD DAMN REPUBLICANS. As usual.

      Feb 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NY152
      NY152

      Once the Supreme Court grants us full marriage rights, this shit will all stop! States won’t be able to push their own anti-gay agendas and will have no choice but to recognize and honor our relationships once and for all.

      Feb 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • One of the CA 36,000
      One of the CA 36,000

      @Hopeless Romantic… No, Wait. Just Hopeless: But religious white folk don’t NEED a valid argument.

      “Teh Geyz is icky, y’all, and how DARE they ignore all our teasing and beating up that we did while they grew up around us? Don’t they know they have NO right to live? How DARE they move to less hate-filled parts of the world and become successful and keep their looks, while we stay here in West Buttf!ck Iowa and eat Moon Pies and guvvment cheese with the three teeth we have left, working here as Wal-Mart greeters in our Medicare-provided scooters cuz we’re too fat to walk?! JAY-sus says they’re sinners, and I hate sinners! And sin! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go pick up my welfare check and AFDC check for the kids I had with my ex-boyfriends, my two ex-husbands and my current boyfriend who’s in jail for meth possession…!”

      Flyover country. The South. The stupid people who live there and pass judgment on US are ignorant pigs who aren’t worth the air, water and food their food stamps buy them. I say: Let’s cut them off from the US. Financially, politically, culturally. I’d give the resultant country– let’s call it Dumbf!ckistan– three weeks of independent existence.

      Feb 1, 2011 at 5:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mathew
      Mathew

      I’m cautiously optimistic that the Senate will vote it down just like they did last time.

      Feb 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      Republicans!!! Republicans are all assholes! Period!

      Feb 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefan
      Stefan

      @Mathew:

      They won’t have to. It won’t even be brought to a vote this legislative session. Mike Gronstal has seen to that.

      Feb 1, 2011 at 10:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      If you are angry you can donate to Iowa Democrats (whose state platform backs equality). Let’s see if we can all raise $50 million or more for Iowa Democrats.

      http://iowademocrats.org/

      Feb 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist
      Queer Supremacist

      @One of the CA 36,000: And you enlightened coastal white goyische leftists never engage in cultural stereotyping.

      Seriously, breeders: You keep infringing on our rights. We’ll keep reloading our guns.

      Feb 2, 2011 at 2:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DaveO
      DaveO

      @One of the CA 36,000: Iowa is not the south, it is in the midwest.

      Feb 2, 2011 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greenluv1322
      greenluv1322

      Not again!!!!!!!!!!!I can not believe how all of the black people are so homophobic. Really why are these n words doing this?????Oh wait this is IOWA! There are no black people…who are you guys going to blame for this one…maybe the rampant WHITE homophobes…in 5 4 3 2 1….

      Feb 2, 2011 at 10:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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