Iowans are already aware that the National Organization for Marriage is targeting the Iowa House District 90 special election with advertising, but residents may not be aware that NOM hopes that one election is just the beginning.
Brian Brown, executive director of the conservative group against marriage equality, has sent out notice of a new initiative: The Reclaim Iowa Project. The goal is to force Iowans to pass a state constitutional amendment reversing the unanimous ruling of the Iowa Supreme Court in April that the state’s Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional.
The force behind NOM’s interest in Iowa, according to Brown’s e-mail, is U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron).
"Over the past several months, with the help of Congressman Steve King, NOM has laid the groundwork for its Reclaim Iowa Project, making over a million automated phone calls to Iowa families, and identifying 100,000 new supporters in Iowa."
As The Iowa Independent reported shortly after the court’s decision, King told Iowans at an anti-abortion rally in Cedar Rapids that “if we don’t save marriage, we can’t remain pro-life.” King also drew a direct line between homosexuality and incest. The Iowa Independent has also noted the automated phone calls into Iowa that feature King’s voice. ...
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