Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Iowa House Bans All Same-Sex Unions

The Iowa House today approved Joint Resolution 6 by a vote of 62-37.  This bill bans not only gay marriage, but ALL gay unions to include both civil unions and domestic partnerships.  I guess gay Iowans will be needing that cookie after all.

 Fuck you, Iowa House!

"The bill now moves on to the Iowa Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has vowed to fight attempts to pass the amendment. If passed through both legislative bodies in two consecutive General Assemblies, the issue could be on the ballot as soon as 2013.
"'The proposed amendment devalues families and divides Iowans,' said One Iowa Executive Director Carolyn Jenison. 'The Constitution is meant to protect the freedoms and liberties of all Iowans. It is inappropriate to use the political process to single out and deny a group of Iowans of their constitutional protections.'"
I'm not particularly surprised, but it's sad anyway.  It would be nice if conservative Midwesterners chose to NOT kick gay families in the face every time the opportunity came up.

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