Tag Archives: Mike Gronstal

Hate Groups To Rally At Iowa Capitol

A coalition of anti-gay hate groups will rally today at Iowa’s Capitol Building to demand the right repeal same-sex marriage by a public vote. Officials with the Family Leader, CatholicVote.org and the National Organization for Marriage announced plans to host a “Let Us Vote” Marriage Rally in the state Capitol’s rotunda Tuesday aimed at keep attention on an issue that ...

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Iowa House Bans All Gay Unions

By a GOP-led vote of 62-37, today the Iowa House voted to strip all legal recognitions for LGBT couples. 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 ...

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Iowa GOP Narrowly Loses Senate Bid To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Ban

This morning Iowa GOP state Sen. Kent Sorensen called for a suspension of chamber rules in order to force a vote on a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. His motion was narrowly defeated along party lines. Sorenson asked all 50 senators to call up Senate Joint Resolution 8, a bill that would amend the Iowa Constitution to specify that marriage ...

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You Can Thank Iowa Sen. Mike Gronstal For Vowing To Protect Gay Marriage

Yesterday many of you expressed admiration for Iowa state Sen. Mike Gronstal’s vow to thwart NOM’s attempt to repeal same-sex marriage. You can now turn that gratitude into action because immediately after Gronstal’s pledge, an Act Blue donation page sprang up. Activist Joe Mirabella writes us: “He alone can preserve my right to marry the love of my life, Joe ...

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Democratic Iowa Senate Leader Vows To Block Any Gay Marriage Repeal Attempt

While they succeeded in ousting three of Iowa’s seven supreme court justices, NOM will have a hard time pushing forward in any marriage repeal attempt, thanks to state Senate leader Mike Gronstal. Despite sweeping GOP gains in Iowa government Tuesday, one Democratic senator will thwart efforts to allow Iowans a vote on gay marriage. Republicans will occupy the governor’s office ...

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Iowa Senate Majority Leader On Marriage Repeal Attempt: “You’ve Already Lost”

Watch this suh-weet video in which Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal refuses to co-sponsor an attempt to repeal Iowa’s marriage equality bill.

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