Saturday, April 29, 2006

Iowa Legislators Seek to Intervene in Lawsuit Challenging Gay Marriage Barrier

In Iowa, the DesMoines Register reports that seventeen Republican state lawmakers have asked a judge to let them join a  lawsuit over the right of Iowa gays and lesbians to marry. The 11 senators and six representatives filed affidavits in a Polk County, Iowa contending that they have an interest in any proposed change in "fundamental public policies" set by law. They contend that their interest as lawmakers "in establishing social policy, controlling the budget in response to current social policy and maintaining the consistency of Iowa's laws with declared social policy" would be impeded by any adverse ruling. Source.  Jeff Eckhoff, DesMoines Register, desmoinesregister.com. You can find the complete story by clicking here (last visited April 29, 2006, reo).

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