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Four Democrats join Iowa’s House Republicans in pointless anti-gay gesture

Timothy Kincaid

February 15th, 2010

Last week the Republicans in the Iowa Senate went through the motions of pretending that they were going to pull an anti-gay marriage bill out of committee. Two Democrats joined them in their public demonstration of anti-gay activism.

Now the Republicans in the House have taken their stand. Four Democrats joined them: Dennis Black of Grinnell, Keith Kreiman of Bloomfield, Rich Olive of Story City and Joe Seng of Davenport all signed the petition.

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Lindoro Almaviva
February 15th, 2010 | LINK

Iwoans, please take note of those name and make sure your checkbooks know those names when they come a-calling with extended hands and “open arms.”

Scott P.
February 16th, 2010 | LINK

Not one cent to ANY Democratic candidate, or legislature, until they call these members on the carpet publicly!

Scott P.
February 16th, 2010 | LINK

Not one cent to ANY Democratic candidate, or legislator, until they call these members on the carpet publicly!

Jon Trouten
February 16th, 2010 | LINK

On the other hand… the Iowa Democratic Party overall has done an excellent job of preventing legislation on anti-marriage equality constitutional amendment from coming forward. If we don’t support them, then we strongly risk losing the Democratic majority and put our families at risk with the Iowa GOP, which boasts 100% opposition to gay families.

Hold those four Democrats accountable if possible, but don’t punish the lot for the few.

Vast Variety
February 16th, 2010 | LINK

Dennis Black may live in Grinnell (Poweshiek county – district 38) but he doesn’t represent our district in the Iowa Legislature. He actually represents district 21 which is most of Jasper county and parts of Polk county. For some strange reason in Iowa you don’t have to live in the state district your running for election in.

Tom Rielly represents us in the State Senate.

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