The National Organization for Marriage, a faith-based association working to ban same-gender marriage nationwide, launched its “Reclaim Iowa” campaign on August 24, Bay Windows reported.
According to the same publication, NOM, one of the advocates of last year’s Proposition 8, which banned same-gender marriage in California, stated in an email that “the Reclaim Iowa Project is a multi-year campaign to pass a state constitutional amendment reversing last spring’s same-sex marriage ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court.”
The Iowa judiciary branch passed same-gender marriage on April 7 last year. In order to accomplish their goals in the state, NOM will attempt to help elect to legislative office candidates who support a ban on marriage rights for the LGBT community.
Meanwhile, anti-gay organizations have put the issue on the ballot for a November referendum in Maine, despite the fact that same-gender marriage was won through the legislative process, and not a court’s decision, in the state.
Question 1 will ask, according to the “No on 1” Organization, “Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?”