Marriage Equality Is Mainstream in Iowa - and the GOP Knows It
July 6, 2012 by Carolyn Simon
Conservatives in Iowa have been pushing to overturn the state’s marriage equality law, but they now acknowledge they face a major roadblock: Opposition to marriage equality is slipping as each day passes.
A recent story from the Associated Press documents the growing frustration from conservatives about same-sex marriage in Iowa.
"People are getting comfortable with it and that's a shame to tell you the truth," said Susan Geddes in the AP article. Geddes is an Iowa Republican who worked for Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential campaign in the state.
We noted this trend before. Back in February, we reported on a recent poll showing that 56 percent of Iowans oppose a reversal of the law.
But perhaps the most revealing poll comes from conservative strongholds in Iowa. This poll shows that less than 10 percent of GOP voters consider it a high priority to overturn the state’s marriage equality law, Geddes said.
HRC has been working on marriage equality with state group One Iowa since 2006. Most recently, HRC was on the ground working with One Iowa to help elect Liz Mathis in the Cedar Rapids special state Senate election. Mathis’ win protected a pro-marriage equality majority in the Senate.
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