Conservative Iowans Looking For Ways Around Gay Marriage Law
Even though the law in Iowa now requires state employees to give gays licenses to marry, some recorders are having difficulty bringing themselves to comply. And Republicans are looking to see if there has to be compliance.
Warren County Recorder Polly Glascock said in an e-mail to colleagues that a woman from the Statehouse called her to ask how she’d handle the gay-marriage issue.
Glascock answered that she would be required to process the applications. “She inquired as to why I thought I had to do that – it’s not a law, it’s an opinion,” Glascock wrote.
The caller was the clerk of Republican Rep. Kent Sorenson. Sorenson says he didn’t ask the clerk to make the call. But the Supreme Court gets to decide what the law requires. The opinion of the court is law.Click here for reuse options!
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