March 11th, 2009

What do California and Iowa Have in Common?

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Written by: Battleground Iowa

By Emily Geiger

So, we all know that certain Dems want Iowa to become ground-zero for gay marriage. But now, one is actually admitting it out loud.

Radio Iowa’s Kay Henderson recently interviewed openly-gay state Sen. Matt McCoy. I think the interview was supposed to be about McCoy’s bill which would eliminate the words “husband” and “wife” from the Iowa Code and replace them with the word, “spouse.” This move would get the Code gay marriage-ready when the Iowa Supreme Court drops its bombshell here in a few months.

During the interview, McCoy said that, “We should just be thinking about how this is all going to work once Iowa becomes a Mecca for gay marriage.

Henderson pressed him on the point, and McCoy reiterated that gay marriage would be good for the Iowa economy, i.e. gay people will flock to Iowa from other states to use our marriage laws, even though they aren’t Iowans.

As an aside, the McCoy proposal reminded me of a measure recently proposed in California that would eliminate the word “marriage” from their statutes and replace it with “domestic partnership.” California and Iowa… two peas in a pod.

Is this really what we want for our state? To be known for mutilating marriage into something it was never meant to be?

I hope not, but I’m afraid that’s exactly what’s going to happen. I can see it now.

Iowa: Land of pig poop, too much gambling, and dudes getting hitched.

Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

About the Author

Battleground Iowa
Emily Geiger writes from a conservative perspective on everything from politics to religion to pop culture. Like the original Emily of Revolutionary War era, this Emily is delivering important messages crucial to winning the raging war of the time, but today, this is a culture war rather than a traditional one. And, like the original Emily, sometimes it takes a woman to do (or say) that which lesser men lack the courage and tenacity to do.

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