Last week, at Wednesday night’s Senate District 18 forum, time ran out before either Chris Earl or I could ask the candidates about same-sex marriage. One guy in the audience as so unhappy that, after the debate ended, he began yelling demands that the candidates address the issue. I heard from others, using inside voices, who also couldn’t believe we didn’t ask about it.
Today, Republican Cindy Golding and Democrat Liz Mathis met with our editorial board. And they were asked about the marriage issue. So, for you, yelling man, outside agitators and anyone else interested, here’s what was said.
Q — Do you believe that Iowa voters should determine whether or not the state constitution should declare that marriage should be between a man and a woman?
Mathis — “I think we’ve both answered that, three, four, five, six times or something. And a couple of times by your two reporters. So, I’ll say it again. Iowa should not discriminate. I don’t believe in discrimination. I believe in the Iowa State Supreme Court, their unanimous ruling, appellate ruling on gay marriage. Varnum v. Brien is constitutionally sound. And I’ll just leave it at that.”
Complete article at The Gazette : http://bit.ly/sCeqIm