Iowa Dems, United, Block Vote on Marriage Amendment


All 26 Democrats in the Iowa State Senate, every single one, in a party-line vote blocked an effort to debate and vote on a state marriage amendment, after State Sen. Ken Sorenson tried to get around Mike Gronstal's roadblock.

[Danny] Carroll added that he suspected this would not be the last time pro-marriage amendment forces would attempt to bring the issue before the Senate for a direct vote this session.

"I would assume that," he said. "The people of Iowa continue to be very disturbed. They feel like their voice is not being heard – it’s not being heard at the ballot box on a constitutional amendment and it’s not being heard in the Senate by the Senate majority party."