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Quote of the Day: Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal

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Feb 09, 2011

gronstal“I’m not going to put to a vote of the people anybody’s constitutional rights. Because if I can do that to gay people, I can do it to Catholics, I can do it to Methodists, I can do it to Baptists, I can do it to blacks, I can do it to Hispanics. If I can put to a vote of the people, people’s constitutional rights, then you may be popular today – old white guys like us might be popular today and our rights will be fine – but someday the baby boom will be gone and there won’t be enough old white guys left to protect us from the tyranny of the majority.”

-Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal, justifying his blockage of a constitutional amendment to revoke the ability to legally marry from same-sex couples in Iowa

3 Responses to “Quote of the Day: Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal”

  1. Penny says:

    If the world included more old white guys like you, it would be a better, more peaceful and inclusive place.

  2. Well once again I’m proud of IOWA, my home ground!!!

  3. . . . and here’s the Des Moines Register, the main paper of the state, on the issue:
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110209/OPINION03/102090326/0/SPORTS08/?odyssey=nav|head

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