“While inclusion is important, elected Republicans (we all know the most recent example) and National/State Party leaders who embrace so-called same sex marriage are doing grave harm to our Party and the whole of society,” he said in an email to radio host Steve Deace. “Lets not forget, so-called same sex marriage is an irreconcilable difference with the Republican Party’s largest constituency… Committed Christians.”
The Republican Party of Iowa has fought unsuccessfully to ban same-sex marriage in the state.
In 2009, the state’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that limiting marriage to the union of one man and one woman was unconstitutional. Republicans launched a campaign to oust all the justices, who face a retention vote in Iowa every eight years. Justices Marsha Ternus, David Baker and Michael Streit were voted out in 2010.
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