Across Iowa this weekend, Iowans will be celebrating the LGBTQ community with Pride festivals. Democrats, and the majority of Iowans, believe that every person, no matter who they love or their gender identity, is worthy of the same rights, dignity, and respect.
Unfortunately, the Governor of Iowa disagrees. Even after Iowa became the third state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage, Reynolds sponsored a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. In 2015, Reynolds even advocated for a statewide referendum on marriage equality, even though the Iowa Supreme Court had already ruled on the issue.
“Governor Reynolds’ position on marriage equality is not only flat out wrong and disrespectful to the people of Iowa, she is drastically out of touch with Iowa values. Reynolds would rather bow to the extreme, conservative interests that fund her campaign than respect the human dignity of her own constituents, and for that alone, she does not deserve another four years in power,” said Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price.