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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.