As of today there will be no vote-BUT DON'T LEAVE NOW
Iowa Rep. Christopher Rants is pushing for a floor vote in the Iowa House this afternoon that seeks to undermine the Supreme Court's unanimous decision!
Rants' addition to H1534
This is an issue for everyone of us regardless of state of residence or sexual orientation. This is about equal rights.
Here is the email addresses for all House members for any one outside of Iowa who has trouble with link below.
h/t to operculum
Rants tacks same-sex marriage ban onto tax bill
By Jason Hancock 4/13/09 3:51 PM
Republican state Rep. Christopher Rants will once again attempt to force a vote on a same-sex marriage ban Tuesday, this time by attaching it to a Democratic tax bill.
Last week Rants tried to attach a Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage to the state’s Health and Human Services budget, but the move was ruled out of order.
This time, Rants is trying to insert language defining a married couple as "a man and a woman" for the purposes of the state’s tax code into House File 807, a tax reform bill that ends Iowans ability to deduct their federal taxes on state returns and uses those funds to lower the overall tax rate.
Email addresses of all House members
Here is a OneIowa petition that will go to Iowa Legislators from Iowans.
Update: Have been on phone to find more info on amendment. Will be able to post that shortly I hope. No number had been assigned this morining.
This is Rant and the right wing's third attempt in less than one week to circumvent the Iowa Supreme Courts ruling.
Update 2: thanks to operculum's comment for the info