The AP reports that a conservative group used federal money to fund a campaign against gay marriage in Iowa.
And it gets worse: the group is a subsidiary of the The Family Leader, sponsor of the crazy marriage pledge that Bachmann and Perry have signed.
The $2.2 million grant from the Dept. of Health and Human Services was supposed to be spent on marriage counseling. But the group, calling itself the Iowa Family Policy Center, evidently has a loose definition of "marriage counseling," because it used some of the taxpayer money to wage a campaign against three state supreme-court justices who legalized gay marriage in Iowa. And what marriage counseling the group did do, it denied to gay couples. So not only was taxpayer money used to fund an anti-gay-marriage crusade; it also went to support discrimination.
Looking at the Iowa Family Policy Center's website, it's hard to imagine how federal officials justified giving them taxpayer dollars in the first place. It says right there on the homepage:
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