Same-Sex Marriage and the Iowa Caucus

Thanks to legislative timing—a constitutional amendment must be passed by two consecutive sessions—a ban on gay marriage in Iowa may well be a hot issue right in the midst of the next presidential caucus.


Thanks to legislative timing—a constitutional amendment must be passed by two consecutive sessions—a ban on gay marriage in Iowa may well be a hot issue right in the midst of the next presidential caucus. So the issue could be central to how Republican candidates do in the all-important early state.Social conservatives like Sarah Palin and Mike Huckbee will benefit from their positions. Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a newer contender for the race, may suffer due to his support for civil unions (though not gay marriage).Cillizza has more analysis at The Fix.


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