Where does Branstad stand?
Is Terry Branstad for discrimination or against it? As the leading Republican gubernatorial candidate, it’s time for him to clearly outline where he stands on marriage equality.
Branstad has claimed gay and lesbian couples deserve equal protection. But he’s also dismissed gay and lesbian families as less than ideal, and implied allowing them the protections of civil marriage will lead to the “end of society.”
Anti-equality voters have already pledged not to support Branstad even if he wins the Republican nomination, so there is no reason for Branstad to continue placating them.
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that civil marriage is the only way to ensure equal protection for gay and lesbian families, and Iowans deserve a governor who recognizes the value of all Iowa families.