The Iowa Supreme Court ruled the ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. Many Iowans are hot over two things: the over night sneaky decision by its state Supreme Court with very little notification that the topic was even to be discussed and the denial to allow a vote on same sex marriage. Senators are elected by the people to represent the people even if that means those Senators don't agree with the people.
Iowa Governor Chet Culver (D) has said he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman but he will not support an amendment to ban gay marriage. He says there are more pressing matters that he needs to focus on like the economy. Gay marriage is a highly volatile topic in the state right now but the governor is using the economy as an excuse to wash his hands of it.
House Democrats decided in a private meeting that they don't want to vote this year on whether to start an amendment process against gay marriage. Why? Because it could splinter the party.
Gay marriages are allowed to be performed as early as this month in the state of Iowa and proposals to ban citizens of other states to come to Iowa to get married are being shot down.
Whether you're for or against it, the people of the state should have the right to vote on such matters.