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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]