Same-sex marriage was one subject of Thursday’s debate between two candidates for state senate in Linn County. Liz Mathis, a Democrat and former TV anchor in Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, says the issue of gay marriage has already been decided by the state’s highest court.
“I do not support discrimination,” Mathis says. “I do support the Iowa State Supreme Court appellate decision supporting gay marriage. If you read Varnum v. Brien, it is constitutionally sound.” Republican Cindy Golding, a farmer and businesswoman, says the Iowa Senate should let the people of Iowa have a say in the matter.
Golding says, “Until we allow the citizens of Iowa to vote on this issue and the citizens of Iowa to vote it up or vote it down, it will continue to take all of the political attention and energy off of other issues.”
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