Lawmaker says Iowans should get to vote on same-sex marriage

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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — A Republican state senator began the long process Tuesday of forcing a statewide vote on gay marriage, proposing a constitutional ban that would require approval twice in the Iowa Assembly before it heads to voters.

Same-sex marriage has been legal in Iowa since a unanimous 2009 Iowa Supreme Court ruling, which found that a law limiting marriage to between a man and woman violated the state constitution's equal-protection clause.

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