Iowa GOP says fighting marriage equality isn't a high priority

02/12/2013 | Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)

Some Iowa Republican lawmakers say that while the party opposes marriage rights for same-sex couples, it is shifting its focus away from the issue. Iowa Republicans have failed several times to amend the state constitution to make it illegal for same-sex couples to marry. Marriage equality victories in other states and lawmakers' personal interactions with gay and lesbian friends and family may have contributed to the Iowa GOP softening its stance on the issue, advocates say.

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