Off The Record: On Religion, Politics & Equality
If you haven’t seen this video of 19-year-old Iowan Zach Wahls defend his mothers, express amazing familial love and the imperative for marriage equality – you must. This young man took to the floor of the Iowa House of Representatives to speak out against the Republican’s – subsequently successful – bill to add an anti-gay marriage to the Iowa Constitution.
Warning: you made need Kleenex.
Keep up to date on the right-wing efforts in Iowa legalize discrimination against gay and lesbian Iowans. If you aren’t familiar with what has been going on in Iowa, I am posting links to stories to get you up to speed. Some I have written, others from the amazing Iowa Independent, Des Moines Register and others – and there is so much more out there:
Iowa Independent: Iowa House passes anti-gay marriage amendment
Keep your eye on these national groups that dumped money into the anti-gay marriage/judge effort - they will be back 100 fold for the 2012 election cycle
From Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu: Is this what Iowans really want?
2009: Iowa legalizes gay marriage from MSNBC
The Family Research Council, NOM, IFPC and other anti-gay groups vow Iowa is the first in a national push to end gay marriage: The Iowa Family Policy Center (now renamed The Family Leader) is the local distributorship of anti-gay bile.
The push to ouster the Iowa Justices that overruled DOMA in Iowa – this effort was successful in the 2010 election
My dear Iowa friends Shawn and Maureen get married
Jaw dropping “logic” against gay-marriage – you really have to read it to believe it
Pro Marriage Equality organizations in Iowa doing amazing work:
Iowa Interfaith Alliance and Connie Ryan Terrell