The good folks of Iowa had their marriage law turned upside down by a handful of activist judges in 2009. That one sided and ill constructed decision has the power to single handedly change the landscape in Iowa as Iowans seek to restore the status of the family in their state. Amending the Iowan Constitution is the single best legal and legislative option for a reversal and the sooner the better.
“Hurley said members of his group will attend (Governor) Culver’s annual Condition of the State speech on Jan. 12 to mark a “two days for marriage” initiative pushing to overturn the court’s decision.
Culver has said he favors marriage as being between one woman and one man but that he won’t support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Democrats control both legislative chambers and argue that the state’s budget crunch has forced them to shorten the upcoming session, leaving no time for a debate over marriage.
Amending the Iowa Constitution is a long process requiring approval in two consecutive general assemblies and a statewide vote. If lawmakers this year don’t act on the issue, the soonest it could be on the ballot would be the general election of 2014.”
Governor Culver and a few leaders in the democrat controlled State House and Senate have started lining up against marriage and families, but with current political events, perhaps they need to rethink their position.
If marriage can win handily in liberal bastions like California, Maine, New York and New Jersey… what does Iowa have to fear? The governor there could put up a formidable veto, but at what political cost to him and his party?
Gay activists have not been able to make a convincing case to the people. Relying heavily on intimidation and force, their faulty rhetoric fails every time when brought honestly to the arena of ideas. The heat is on nationally, and every eye seems to be turned to the next state in the lineup against marriage. If politicians think this isn’t going to have an effect on their careers they are not paying attention.
In the past pro-family candidates may have been able to rely on the public’s good natured amnesia and willingness to turn the other cheek when they strayed from pro-family support, but no more. The field has changed and the stakes are high. The consequences are becoming more evident for those who support family in name only. It is no secret that every time the choice has come to the people, families have prevailed.
Marriage is worth the fight. Bring the issue to the people.