State Representative Christopher Rants just offered an amendment to the Human Services budget that would attach a marriage amendment to the bill as a joint resolution.
When Rep. Rants was the Speaker of the Iowa House, he successfully passed the marriage amendment twice to only see it fail in the Iowa Senate. As House Minority Leader Rants also tried to invoke House Rule 60 last session when Judge Hanson’s decision was appealed to the Supreme Court, he fell two votes short of the 51 votes needed.
UPDATE: Rants original motion out of order. Rants request to suspend the rules. Voting underway now.
Vote fails 44 to 54
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