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?
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