A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa's law banning gay marriage.
The ruling by Judge Robert Hanson concluded that the state's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and he ordered the Polk County recorder to issue marriage licenses to six gay couples.
So begins an article in the Des Moines Register. Of course, the Republicans won't stand for this:
House Minority Leader Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City, said the judge's ruling only illustrates the need for a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
"I can't believe this is happening in Iowa," he said. "I guarantee you there will a vote on this issue come January."
You know, when it comes to constitutional amendments, the Republicans always want to take away your right to do something, not guarantee it. Whether it's the right to die, the right to marry someone of the same gender, or even the right to express your first amendment rights by burning a flag, the Republicans are the ones who want to amend the constitution to prevent it. Why is that? Why do Republicans hate Freedom?