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  •  This diary is a completely wrong.... (0+ / 0-)

    1)The Rep. that brought up the legislation in committee is from Boone, Ia.  It's in a part of the state that is traditionally conservative and religious.  It would be a surprise if something like that wouldn't come up.  BUT,  it was admitted that the propose legislation wouldn't even make it out of committe.  So, what's the big deal?  It's not like the whole Iowa House was considering the legislation.

    2)The lady being fired for being "too good looking" is a strange story.  She was hired from a temp. agency.  And according to law, any amployee can be fired for any reason at any time by any employer if hired from a temp. agency.  Now the employers reason for firing her was redicilous and disgusting but he had the right to do that in this circumstance.  

    3) And asking, "Really, Iowa?" in your title just gives proof that you don't have a damn clue what you're talking about.  

    4) I grew up in Iowa and now live just across the border in Omaha and even with the small amount of Iowa news I actually get, I knew more than the diarist.  And it was all from just listening to NPR.  

    Diarist, you can do better.

    •  How can one person be do wrong? (0+ / 0-)

      You seemed to have missed the point of not only this post but my previous one involving Iowa as well.  Let's go in order shall we.

      1.)  It doesn't matter if Representative Gasman is from a conservative part of the state.  A idiotic law is idiotic no matter where it's from.  Also, according to Radio Iowa, 6 other Republicans were also pushing this bill.  

      Seven Republicans in the Iowa House are pushing a bill to prohibit parents of minor children from getting a “no fault” divorce and the proposal could be debated in a House committee this week.
      Now as for the proposed legislation not coming up, that only happened after the uproar over Gassman's asinine comments regarding young girl's promiscuity.  This was detailed in the Des Moines Register the day after the original story broke.  According to the Des Moines Register:
      It cleared a subcommittee on Monday, but House Judiciary Committee Chairman Chip Baltimore, R-Boone, said the bill would not get a hearing before the full committee ahead of a looming deadline.

      Most bills now before the Legislature must win committee approval by Friday to remain viable for passage.

      The report from Radio Iowa is dated March 4th which is also when the Huffington Post and other news organization picked up the story.  The Des Moines Register is dated the day after.  So yes the bill would have been voted on by the entire Iowa house.

      2.)  Again, you seem to be having some reading comprehension difficulties.  First of all she wasn't a temp.  The Iowa woman who was fired for being "too sexy" worked for the doctor for 10 years.  Secondly, the whole crux of the case that the Iowa Supreme Court
      dealt with discrimination not her supposed temporary worker status.  From Business Insider:

      the Iowa Supreme Court determined the question to be "whether an employee who has not engaged in flirtatious conduct may be lawfully terminated simply because the boss views the employee as an irresistible attraction."
      I disagreed with the courts assertion that it wasn't discriminatory because any lecher could fire any women simply because he didn't think he could control himself.  Of course if you actually read either my blog post or the links I provided you'd understand that.  Then again maybe not.

      3.)  Asking really Iowa proves that at least seven representatives from the state thought it was a good idea to change the divorce laws based on nonsense.  As I stated in the post, not only is divorce on a downward trajectory in the last 20 years, Iowa's record is particularly good.  It has one of lowest divorce rates of any state in the U.S. It's second only to Massachusetts.
      Everything I've stated is backed up by facts and links to my sources.

      4.)  Congratulations on growing up in Iowa.  Despite this fact, you seem particularly ignorant to what's going on in the Hawkeye state.  

      Do everyone a favor and go troll some place else.

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