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MARRIAGE DEBATE: Political Leaders Take Stance

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The leaders of the state’s political parties went head-to-head on the issue of same sex marriage.

A reporter asked Iowa Republican Party chairman A.J. Spiker about the issue during an IPTV taping of “Iowa Press” in Johnston.

“The party wants to be welcoming, we’re a big tent and we want to have people of a lot of different views. But what they need to understand is there is a gay marriage party in Iowa and that’s Iowa Democratic Party. Republican’s party embraces one man one woman marriage and people right to vote on the definition of marriage.”

The question was in regards to a group of Republicans working to make gay marriage more acceptable to the party in hopes of keeping more younger voters.

The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party says it’s a non-issue.

“Iowa Democrats stand for legal protection under the law and another example of GOP party fighting battles that Iowans have long since settled,” Tyler Olson said.

The entire show aired Friday evening at 7.30 p.m. on IPTV World.