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Iowa lawmakers should be working to protect kids and make Iowa a welcoming place where people want to raise their family.

Instead, GOP lawmakers have sponsored a record 29 different anti-LGBTQ+ bills this year, that only makes Iowa unwelcoming.

After 14 years of marriage equality, one of the bills introduced just this week would ban gay marriage in the State of Iowa.  Other anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced:

  • book bans that deny kids opportunities to learn about themselves
  • forcing teachers to “out’ students to their parents, potentially putting students in danger
  • taking away the ability of parents to make healthcare decisions for their child
  • censor public schools from providing age appropriate and research-based information, as well as talking about LGBTQ+ families
  • stripping away civil rights protections for some of our fellow Iowans
  • vouchers that strike right at the heart of our storied history of strong public schools

These ideas and the headlines being pushed out of the Statehouse this year are doing the exact opposite of making Iowa a welcoming place for all. It isn’t just about keeping the next generation in Iowa, but the unwelcoming message also makes it more difficult for Iowa to attract workers when we’re facing a shortage of skilled workers.

House Democrats are committed to erasing the hate and are working to protect Iowa kids. Sign our petition now at bit.ly/3mgOhkk to tell Iowa GOP lawmakers we won’t go back and that marriage equality is here to stay.


  1. As long as there are government schools, there will be fights over who controls them. The only sane solution is to privatize education at all levels, even through college. If most parents removed their children from these propaganda mills, the system would collapse.


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