Iowa Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal said he intends to block efforts in the Iowa Legislature to refer a gay marriage ban to voters. Gronstal said he knows his stand against letting voters decide whether to amend the Iowa Constitution to ban marriage equality could hurt him with some constituents, but he was willing to take the risk. “I’m not going to put discrimination into the state’s constitution,” said Gronstal, a Democrat from Council Bluffs.
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