Friday, January 28, 2011

Set for Monday: Iowa House public hearing on HJR 6, banning all legal recognition of gay couples in Iowa

From the Iowa Independent:
The Iowa House will hold a public hearing on legislation to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships and any other legal recognition of same-sex couples on Monday from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
     The bill, House Joint Resolution 6, cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Monday with the support of 12 Republicans and one Democrat. In order to amend the constitution, the legislation would have to pass this year and again in 2013 before going on the ballot for a popular vote. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has vowed to never allow such an amendment to come up for debate. Democrats still have a 26-24 majority in the Senate.
     Persons wishing to speak may sign up at the Legislative Information Office, Room  G16, located in the Iowa State Capitol, or call 515-281-5129. If unable to  attend, you may e-mail written testimony to the LIO:  Please type “Testimony” in the subject line.

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