DES MOINES — The head of the Iowa Republican Party said he will continue to uphold the GOP's opposition to same-sex marriage.
During a taping of the public television program “Iowa Press” on Thursday, A.J. Spiker said the Iowa GOP believes marriage should be allowed only between one man and one woman.
Some Iowa Republicans have called for the party to embrace same-sex marriage.
Spiker said: “There is one gay marriage party in the state of Iowa, and that's the Iowa Democratic Party.”
Democratic Party Chairman Tyler Olson noted after the program that his party supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Spiker said he didn't expect Republicans who favor gay marriage to leave the party.
Gay marriage has been legal in Iowa since a 2009 state Supreme Court ruling. — AP