The House voted 62 to 37 to pass the amendment after a three-hour debate that began at 11 a.m. this morning, and a two-hour public hearing on the amendment last night. Fifty-nine Republicans voted in favor or the bill, Rep. Betty DeBoef was excused, as she is sick today. The three Democrats who voted in favor of the bill were Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, Rep. Brian Quirk, and Rep. Kurt Swaim.
The amendment now goes to the Iowa Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal has vowed to block the Iowa Marriage Amendment from even being debated.
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