Iowa Senate Majority Leader: ‘I’m Not Going To Put Discrimination Into The State’s Constitution’

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal (D) has made it clear he will block any attempt by the legislature to advance a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, saying, “I’m not going to put discrimination into the state’s constitution.” As long as he retains his position as majority leader, Gronstal can prevent the issue from coming up for years. Bob Vander Plaats of the FAMiLY LEADER says Gronstal will be “a top target” to defeat in the 2012 election, but Gronstal is not worried about defending marriage equality, pointing out that currently, “more like two-thirds of the people under 40 are fine with it.”