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April 11, 2009

In addition to marriage equality, Iowa also presents the country with another surprise: Democratic backbone

Iowa's Democratic governor said he is "reluctant to support amending the Iowa Constitution," reports the New York Times, and Democrats in the legislature blocked Republican efforts to bring up an amendment to overturn the state supreme court's unanimous decision in Varnum v. Brien

Bryan English, a spokesman for the Iowa Family Policy Center, said of the decision, “Everyday folks who get up and go to work were shocked at what happened here, and it’s really gotten people activated." Apparently the spokesmen for equality were still in bed.

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