Religious Freedom Restoration Act Advances in Iowa Senate

Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act Filed in the Iowa Senate

A bill entitled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, was filed in the Iowa Senate on Thursday.  The bill is modeled after the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 that was passed with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

LGBTQ Youth, Matt McCoy and Pink Locker Rooms

Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy took to the Iowa Senate floor to mark Iowa’s DOMA law being overturned 4 years ago & the Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth.

Group Exposes Taxpayer Funding for LGBTQ Promotion

Pastors, legislators & parents expressed their displeasure with taxpayer money used to fund the Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth on April 3rd.

Student Group Claims DMACC Diversity Commission Abuse of Taxpayer & Tuition Funds

Young Americans for Freedom criticized DMACC Diversity Commission sponsorship of the Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth with tuition & taxpayer funds.

Bob Vander Plaats’ Open Letter to Governor Terry Branstad

Dear Governor Branstad: As an educator and as a person of faith,…