How a Promise From Iowa’s Democrats to Shut Down Marriage Repeal Could Ultimately Fail

By keeping the bill to repeal the state’s gay marriage law in committee — a tactic being used by Statehouse Democrats to ensure it doesn’t go to the floor for a full vote — beyond 18 days, legislators can actually, with 51 votes, force the bill to go to a full vote. Which is what Republicans are trying to do. Though the Senate could still halt the bill’s progress. So, yea?

UPDATE: The effort has failed.