Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Rally Across State

August 2, 2010

by Rod Boshart | Sioux City Journal

Sunday’s political rhetoric over the same-sex marriage issue was as hot as the August sun as traditionalists called November’s election a “test of faith” and first-lady Mari Culver took her first public stance defending an Iowa court decision legalizing civil marriages for gays and lesbians.

read more

Gay Marriage Foe Challenges Iowa Campground Policy

May 7, 2010

by Julie Bolcer | The Advocate

An Iowa state senator opposed to same-sex marriage wants to challenge a change in state parks policy that would extend family camping privileges to married gay couples.

read more

Iowa Gov. Culver Praises Legislature for Not Taking up Gay Marriage

April 2, 2010

by Rod Boshart | Sioux City Journal

Gov. Chet Culver today praised the Democratically controlled Legislature for not starting the process to amend the state constitution to declare that civil marriage in Iowa can only legally enjoin one man and one woman.

read more

150 Iowa Clergy: We Support Same-Sex Marriage

February 17, 2010

by Jason Clayworth | Des Moines Register

More than 150 clergy from across Iowa have signed a letter of support for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

The letter was announced by Interfaith Alliance of Iowa Action Fund, a statewide organization that frequently advocates for civil rights. The group delivered the letter today to lawmakers during a press conference at the Capitol.

read more

Bid to Force Vote on Resolution about Gay Marriage Fails in Iowa

February 9, 2010

by O. Kay Henderson | Radio Iowa

Two Democrats and all 62 Republicans in the legislature failed this morning in their bid to bring up a resolution that would set up a statewide vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Iowa.

read more

Poll: Iowans Divided on Gay Marriage Ban

September 21, 2009

from the Associated Press

A new poll shows Iowans are divided on whether they would vote for or against a constitutional amendment to end gay marriage in Iowa.

The Iowa Poll by The Des Moines Register shows 41 percent say they would vote for a ban and 40 percent say they would vote to continue same-sex marriage. The rest either would not vote or say they are not sure.

read more

Watch IFPC Spokesman Offend Elderly, Infertile, and Childless Couples

September 18, 2009


At a September 16 debate on the merits of marriage equality in Iowa, an Iowa Family Policy Center spokesman questions why elderly, infertile, or childless couples want to marry.

“One might ask, why are you getting a marriage license anyway?”

read more