Iowa House Republicans introduced two bills addressing the 2009 Iowa Supreme Court decision that ruled Iowa’s Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
Republican Party of Iowa Chair A.J. Spiker was simply stating facts when he said that the Iowa Democratic Party is the gay marriage party during Iowa Press.
Pleasant Hill, IOWA. – The FAMiLY LEADER, along with co-sponsors CatholicVote.org and National Organization for Marriage, are hosting a “Let Us Vote” Marriage Rally on Tuesday, March 20th at 10:00 AM in the rotunda of the Iowa State Capitol. The purpose of the rally is to demonstrate to State Senators that marriage is important to […]
The editorial in Saturday’s Des Moines Register, “Politics over problem-solving” demonstrates a hubris that I have not seen in Iowa media for quite some time. The editorial board wrote: The House of Representatives is particularly pathetic. Its new Republican majority has been obsessed with measure after measure that its members know full well will never […]
The FAMiLY Leader via LUV (Let Us Vote) Iowa rallied around 500 activists to the Iowa Statehouse to demonstrate their support for an Iowa Marriage Amendment and to speak with their Senators to urge its passage out of the Iowa Senate. Pastor Cary Gordon of Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City, IA was the first […]
Jennifer Jacobs of The Des Moines Register wrote yesterday about the status of the Iowa Marriage Amendment in the Iowa Senate. In it we get a peek at the strange misplaced loyalty of two Iowa Senate Democrats – State Senator Tom Hancock (D-Epworth) and State Senator Jack Kibbe (D-Emmetsburg), she writes: Some Democrats personally believe […]
The Iowa Federation of Labor’s President, Ken Sager, spoke against HJR 6 (which passed in the Iowa House today) at the public hearing on the resolution (listen below) in the Iowa House chamber last night. He “took liberty” with German Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous statement, “First they came.” Sagar “paraphrased” the pastor who endured […]
The Iowa House passes HJR 6 by a vote of 62-37, this resolution introduces an amendment to the Iowa Constitution defining marriage to be between one man and one woman. The entire Republican caucus voted in favor of the resolution minus State Representative Betty DeBoef (R-What Cheer) who was ill today. Three Democrats joined with […]
I’m listening to the public forum taking place in the Iowa House on HJR 6 which is a resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution which defines marriage as one man and one woman. Those who oppose this legislation cite protecting homosexuals’ civil rights. What is a right? In our country’s organic law we […]
By Danny Carroll Newly elected State Senator Kent Sorenson will mount a battle for marriage in the Iowa Senate starting tomorrow morning at 7 AM. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal adjourned the Senate today until 7 AM Thursday morning. It is very rare that the Senate goes into session that early in the morning. Gronstal […]
I was curious about what lobbyists were registered against HJR 6, the Iowa Marriage Amendment that passed out of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. What I found was interesting. One Iowa – they have two lobbyists, and their registering was not surprising in the least since their sole mission is to protect same-sex marriage in […]
I didn’t want to overlook important news yesterday. In case you didn’t know House Joint Resolution 6, the proposal for a constitutional amendment to define marriage between one man and one woman was passed out of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. All 12 Republicans on the committee (Representatives Richard Anderson, Kim Pearson, Dwayne Alons, Chip […]
House Joint Resolution 6 was introduced yesterday in the House by State Representative Dwayne Alons (R-Hull). This begins the process to allow Iowans to vote on the definition of marriage. It would need to be passed by two consecutive General Assemblies and approved by Iowa voters. The earliest this amendment could be on the ballot […]
By Iowa House Speaker Kraig Paulsen The 84th General Assembly got underway on Monday, January 10th with the formal swearing in of legislators and speeches given by the House leadership. With my family by my side, it was an honor to be sworn in as the 71st Speaker of the Iowa House. You can read […]
By Dale Mastarone Senator Gronstal, I watched and listened to you in your appearance on Iowa Press on Iowa Public Television on Friday November 12, 2010, and you iterated and reiterated the following statement, “I’m not going to put discrimination into the Constitution of the State of Iowa.” Your statement was in regard to question […]
Oh yes, there were other races yesterday beyond the Gubernatorial race and Third Congressional District race. I went 3 out of 5 in the Iowa Republican Primary with my endorsements. First Matt Schultz won the GOP nomination to run against Michael Mauro our current Iowa Secretary of State. He won 47% of the vote (77,120). […]