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Spokesperson Clarifies After Reynolds Appears to Signal Support for Marriage Amendment

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Iowa’s governor appeared to signal support for an amendment to the state’s constitution that would ban same-sex marriage this week. During a news conference in Pella on Tuesday, Governor Kim Reynolds was asked about a proposed plank in the state Republican party’s platform calling for a repeal of any laws that allow marriage between same-sex couples. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal in the state back in 2009, but Reynolds says she’d prefer the issue be put to a vote. The Republican Party of Iowa is expected to adopt the party platform, including that plank about outlawing same-sex marriage, at the state convention on Saturday.

UPDATE: In response to this story, a spokesperson for Governor Reynolds emailed the following statement:

The Governor believes that this issue is settled. She has said in the past that the question should have gone to a vote of the people and that the courts were not necessarily the best place to settle the debate, but she now considers it a settled matter.

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