Friday, April 03, 2009

And Iowa Makes Three

From ABC News:

A Republican congressman from Iowa warned Friday that the state could turn into "the gay marriage Mecca" if the state legislature does not begin restricting marriage licenses to in-state residents.

The statement from Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, which followed the Iowa Supreme Court's unanimous ruling striking down a state ban on same-sex marriage, underscored the emotional power the issue holds for social conservatives in the state, which will hold the GOP's first presidential nominating contest in 2012.

Iowa is now the third state where gay and lesbian couples are permitted to marry. The other two are Massachusetts and Connecticut.

My favorite part of the story is this quote:
"I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman and the definition of marriage should be left to the people and not to activist courts," former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., said in a written statement provided to ABC News.
That coming from the man with no spine who kowtowed to "activist courts" in instituting gay marriage in Massachusetts.

1 comment:

Zach Kapfer said...

I am hoping our conservative leaders don't waste their time establishing restrictions (such as instate residents only) but put all their efforts to reverse the supreme court decision. If the focus is on restrictions, then the war is over because our battle is on a lesser of the two evils by saying it is okay to limit same sex marriage to Iowan residents only.