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Hoffman to propose traditional marriage measure

SIOUX CITY — City Councilman Brent Hoffman said Thursday he will ask his council colleagues to support a resolution defining traditional marriage as being between a man and a woman.

In addition, he will urge the council to lobby the Iowa Legislature to put the question to a vote as a constitutional amendment.

At a glance
What: City Councilman Brent Hoffman will introduce a traditional-marriage resolution Monday and seek a constitutional amendment.
Why: In response to local efforts to redefine marriage.
Why now: A case seeking the right for same-sex couples to marry in Iowa is before the state Supreme Court.
What it would do: Prohibit city departments, boards and commissions from lobbying on the marriage equity issue or undertaking other activities that could be perceived as trying to persuade public officials to take a stand.

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Written by kickingalion

December 12, 2008 at 11:01 pm

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