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Marriage "defender" fighting Iowa campsite rules

by: desmoinesdem

Tue May 11, 2010 at 10:00:00 AM CDT

Iowa Republican State Senator Merlin Bartz is raising the bar for pettiness among self-styled defenders of "traditional marriage."

His latest target: a new rule proposed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, which would broaden the definition of "immediate family" for those using state-run campsites to include guardians and domestic partners.  

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No one's loving commitment is a threat to my marriage

by: desmoinesdem

Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 07:39:43 AM CDT

Last night two women who belong to the house of worship I attend made a lifetime commitment to each other in front of about 200 friends, relatives and fellow congregants.

It was a moving ceremony, followed by a joyous reception.

Their loving bond is no threat to anyone's marriage.

In lieu of gifts, they asked well-wishers to make a donation to any of several charitable causes. They also set up a "wedding registry" at Equality California for the "No on Prop. 8" campaign. Proposition 8 seeks to ban gay marriage in California.

If marriage equality is important to you, consider donating to Equality California. I also encourage you to get involved with One Iowa, the state's largest LGBT advocacy group.

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