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Is Iowa’s Incoming Gov. Terry Branstad Going to Cave To A Conservative Push to Ban Gay Marriage?

November 8, 2010

 

Iowa Governor Branstad

Iowa Governor Branstad

 

Back when Iowa’s Governor-elect Terry Branstad was campaigning, he told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that he supported civil unions for gays — a remark that came only after he denounced same-sex marriage as what caused the ruin of “ancient societies,” and argued only children raised by a father and a mother truly do well in life. And so, while saying he was fine “with people that want to live together and raise a child and things like that,” he declared he did not want the state to hold a constitutional convention to overturn the State Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. Too bad: Conservatives are going to push him to do it.With all the energy radiating from the successful campaign to oust the three Supreme Court justices who joined the court last year in unanimously approving gay marriage, conservatives are keen to push elected Republican officlas to mount an effort to reverse the court’s decision, relays the Iowa Independent.

via Is Iowa’s Incoming Gov. Terry Branstad Going to Cave To A Conservative Push to Ban Gay Marriage? / Queerty.

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