Iowa House Votes 62-37 to Ban Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions
Following debate this morning, the Iowa House voted 63-37 to approve House joint Resolution 6, a constitutional amendment that would not only ban same-sex marriage, but civil unions and domestic partnerships as well.
Last night, hundreds packed the Iowa state house for a debate on the resolution. Listen to some of the testimony, both affirming and horrifying, here.
As One Iowa noted, Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has vowed to block any such amendment from getting a vote in the Senate, where Democrats hold a majority.
Republicans last month attempted to suspend Senate rules to force a vote on the measure.