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09/02/2009

Iowa voters reject NOMinee

by Jeremy Hooper

BurgmeierAnother testament to the National Organization for Marriage's efficacy not matching their visibility: Stephen Burgmeier, the Iowa state house candidate that they spent almost 90,000 backing, lost his bid in last night's special election:

Hanson bests Burgmeier in HD90 [Iowa Independent]

Now, it should be noted that the victor, Democrat Curt Hanson, is also in favor of letting voters weigh in on a measure that would ban the state's currently-legal marriage equality. So it's not like this is a huge win for gays and the protection of their fairness.

But it is a defeat of NOM's candidate, it's a preservation of the state's Democratic majority, and it absolves us of having to remember where the "e"s go in Mr. Burgmeier's name. So those are reasons enough for us to applaud.

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I bet Maggie is kicking herself. All that money spent, that could have gone into one of her slush funds.

Posted by: Taylor | Sep 2, 2009 10:01:26 AM

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