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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

John Deeth Blog: Bartz urges breaking the law

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

With Republican legislative efforts to attach gay marriage amendments
as non-germane riders to must-pass legislation, opponents are now
trying to stop marriage equality with civil disobedience. State
Senator Merlin Bartz is urging county recorders to break the law
they're sworn to uphold and encouraging an astroturf petition effort
by the Iowa Family Policy Center. But one leading recorder says she
expects her colleagues to follow the Supreme Court's ruling in Varnum
v. Brien and begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples on
Monday. The petitions urge recorders "to refuse to issue marriage
licenses to same sex couples on April 27th, 2009, and every day after,
until such conflict between the Supreme Court's opinion and the law
(sic) is addressed by a VOTE OF THE PEOPLE OF IOWA."


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