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For Immediate Release
April 3, 2009

Iowa Supreme Court decision on gay marriage


Comment from Senator Chuck Grassley

Iowa Supreme Court decision on gay marriage

Friday, April 3, 2009


"I support traditional marriage.  I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act, which was signed into law by President Clinton. It defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman and prevents states from being forced to honor the decisions of other state courts.   I also voted twice in 2006, in the Judiciary Committee and on the Senate floor, for a joint resolution that would have amended the federal Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.  Now, to change what's happened with the Iowa Supreme Court decision, the state legislature would have to take action."