The Des Moines Register reports:
Iowans by the hundreds rallied Sunday at the center of Iowa government to protest legislation targeting the rights of LGBTQ citizens.
Nearly a thousand parents, students, educators, faith leaders, community organizers and elected officials attended the Sunday Rally to Resist on the West steps of the Iowa State Capitol.
“Iowans have had enough. We understand that our friends, neighbors, and family members are under attack and their rights are being stripped away. And Iowans are unified against anti-LGBTQ bills,” a Progress Iowa news release said.
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A large crowd of Iowans gathered at the Capitol yesterday to protest bills targeting LGBTQ Iowans, @NoelleHannika reports.
“When folks are having their rights taken away, we need our allies to get uncomfortable,” said @OneIowa director Courtney Reyes. https://t.co/WtbLhZSGFV
— Stephen Gruber-Miller (@sgrubermiller) March 6, 2023
The rally today against Iowa Republicans’ homophobic legislative session shaping up to be one of the larger protests outside the Statehouse in recent years pic.twitter.com/WCtZ7txoPk
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) March 5, 2023
LGBTQ+ protest draws massive crowd at Iowa State Capitol https://t.co/qfRDULyfKx
— WHO 13 News (@WHO13news) March 6, 2023
Today, Iowa students and families showed up to protest all of the anti-LGBTQ bills sponsored by Republican politicians.
Senate Democrats were proud to welcome them to the Iowa State Capitol. #ialegis #wesaygay pic.twitter.com/VSnZ9aOC9g
— Iowa Senate Democrats (@IowaSenate) March 5, 2023
“We have built this community and we will not back down. We will make them hear our voices. We’re making it impossible for them to not listen to us,” Ankeny student Jemma Bullock said.https://t.co/sofuRbDRFI
— Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) March 6, 2023