Iowa senators try to force gay marriage vote, fail

Iowa senators failed to force the state's gay marriage into voter hands Tuesday, according to The Iowa Independent.
Iowa maintains its same-sex marriage rights. (Photo by Towleroad.com)
Iowa maintains its same-sex marriage rights. (Photo by Towleroad.com)

DES MOINES — Iowa senators failed to force the state’s gay marriage law into voter hands Tuesday, according to The Iowa Independent.

House and Senate Republicans, and at least one Democrat, pushed for a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage, according to the report. The petition’s failure likely means marriage equality will persist in Iowa until at least 2014, as a constitutional amendment requires two consecutive votes by the general assembly before it’s confirmed, according to KGAN CBS 2 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

For The Iowa Independent‘s original report, click here, and for KGAN‘s report, click here.

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