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Two more Iowa Republican county central committees have censured Senator Joni Ernst over her vote in support of the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act.

The Guthrie County Central Committee voted to censure Ernst on Monday night formally. The resolution read:

“Joni Ernst’s vote in support of the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ (HR 8404) is in direct opposition to the Iowa Republican Party Platform, Section 13 under Liberty:

‘We believe that traditional, two-parent (one male (XY) and one female (XX), marriage-based families are the foundation to a stable, enduring, and healthy civilization.  We encourage the repeal of any laws allowing any marriage that is not between one natural man and one natural woman.’

“There is nothing more foundational to our society, than marriage as instituted by God.  Sen. Ernst directly opposes the expressed will of God and of her constituents and is hereby formally censured for her vote by the Guthrie County Central Committee.”

Ida County Republicans also voted to censure Ernst, citing the same section of the platform. It notes that Ernst’s vote “contradicts” the platform.

Ernst has been censured by the Republican central committees in Mahaska, Pocahontas and Van Buren counties as well.


  1. I am also very disappointed in Ernst’ vote we know happen to Sodom and gomorrah .
    God is still the same and punishes the same. Wake up people


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