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Iowa Senate Kills Attempt To Repeal Marriage Ban, Moves Along With The Rest Of Its Day

In a 26-24 party line procedural vote, Iowa’s Senate refused to break the rules and let Republican Sen. Kent Sorenson bring up Senate Joint Resolution 8, which would amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage — which means Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has kept his promise not to let gay marriage come up for a vote. In other news, it’s a brisk 37 degrees in Des Moines today.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Jan 28, 2011
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  • 6 Comments
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      Well, 26 people in the Iowa senate have a set.

      The headline on this post should be taken out and shot.

      Jan 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • asa1973
      asa1973

      @justiceontherocks: Well said – regarding the senate and the headline. I read the headline 10 times and still couldn’t figure out what it was trying to tell me. Put it out of its misery. Please.

      Jan 28, 2011 at 6:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CampusRadical
      CampusRadical

      Well regardless of the headline I am glad the tea-party Republicans in Iowa are sticking to their emphasis on economic, not, social issues oh wait…

      Jan 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ForeverGay
      ForeverGay

      Everyone should send a thank you email to Mike Gronstal. We kept our rights because of his strong leadership.

      Jan 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bruno
      Bruno

      Marriage equality in Iowa will live for one more year (2013). Let’s just hope the Dems don’t lose control of the Senate there next year, it’s really getting razor thin now, and I don’t think equality can survive at the Iowa ballot box for a long time.

      Jan 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefan
      Stefan

      Actually it will stay in Iowa for at least 5 more years now (2016 being the earliest it could come for a vote, since it must pass 2 consecutive sessions). It won’t come up for a vote again this session barring something very extreme happening.

      Jan 29, 2011 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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