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Mike Gronstal, The One Man In Iowa That Can Keep The State’s Gay Marriage Law From Disappearing

Iowa’s State Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, a Democrat, says he’ll block any Republican attempt in the State House or governor’s mansion to give voters a chance to reverse the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. Which actually might be feasible, even if the Senate becomes home to 25 Dems facing off against 25 Republicans, because of majority leader’s rule! Nothing gets past the Senate without Gronstal’s say-so — and he’s been saying so for months and months.

(Meanwhile, over in the big Senate — the one in D.C. — Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid says he’s going to do something for the gays, too: Try to push through a DADT repeal in the chamber’s lame duck session, which kicks off Nov. 15. And Republicans, naturally, have threatened to block it.)

By:           MAX SIMON
On:           Nov 4, 2010
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  • 3 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      People like this guy really deserve thanks. The times of wonderful brave politicians willing to take risks seems to be fast leaving us.

      Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and SAID “Well this is going to lose us the south for decades.”

      So he put civil rights ahead of the rights of his party. How many prominent national politicians would ever consider doing the RIGHT thing if it would hurt their party?

      I can’t think of many.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UMB
      UMB

      Oh, a politician that’s not a complete self-interested moron. That’s refreshing. Too bad he’ll be gone the next time he’s up for reelection. ‘Tis a broken system…

      Nov 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      And Republicans, naturally, have threatened to block it

      Someone should tell Jimmy LaSalvia what his Republican fuck buddies are planning.

      Nov 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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