Another Republican county central committee in Iowa has formally expressed their disappointment in Sen. Joni Ernst’s vote in support of the (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act. The bill, which repeals the Defense of Marriage Act, forces every state to recognize whatever another state may consider marriage and puts religious liberty in jeopardy was championed by Ernst.
The Hancock County Republican Central Committee voted Dec. 19 to formally censure Ernst. There was one vote against the formal censure of Ernst.
“Her vote directly opposes the Hancock County Republican’s platform regarding family values,” the group said.
“In keeping with the reality that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and that our nation’s foundation and subsequent blessings flow from adherence to and respect for the Judeo-Christian ethic, we affirm the following: We support an amendment to the United States Constitution stating that ‘Only marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized in the United States, and that neither the federal government, any state government or the political subdivisions thereof may create or recognize a legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals.’
“Her vote also directly opposes the Iowa Republican Platform, Liberty #13: ‘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.'”
The Hancock County GOP said “nothing” is more foundational to society than marriage “as instituted by God between one man and one woman.”
“Senator Ernst directly opposes the expressed will of God and of her constituents and is hereby formally censured for her vote,” the letter concluded.