The legislative push to ban same-sex marriage in Iowa began Monday.
The House Judiciary Committee passed a proposal, 13-8, that would amend the state constitution to say: "Marriage between one man and one woman shall be the only legal union valid or recognized in this state."
Nearly two years ago, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act that had limited marriage to one man and one woman was unconstitutional. The ruling opened the door to make the Hawkeye State the third in the nation to allow same-sex marriage....
This is how Nebraska amended its constitution, and it passed all the tests from the various courts.
"Only marriage between a man and a woman shall be valid or recognized in Nebraska. The uniting of two persons of the same sex in a civil union, domestic partnership or other similar same-sex relationship shall not be valid or recognized in Nebraska."