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Iowa Rejects Anti-Gay NOM & Family Research Council Candidate Cindy Golding

Iowans has rejected NOM & Family Research Council bascked anti-gay GOP candidate Cindy Golding and have elected Democrat Liz Mathis thus retaining Democratic control of the Iowa State Senate.

Mathis, a former TV news anchor, received about 56% of the vote to Cindy Golding’s 44%.  Liz Mathis’ decisive victory in the special Senate District 18 race will now preserve the Democrats’ 26-24 majority edge.

One Iowa is the state’s largest LGBT advocacy group, working to support equality and protect marriage equality in Iowa released this statement:

“Tonight was a great victory for Iowans. Voters in this district clearly rejected the mean-spirited and misleading attacks of our opposition that we saw right up until the polls closed on election day. Instead, voters elected the candidate they felt would best move our state forward. We are so proud of our volunteers, staff, and supporters who helped make this victory possible. We know that Liz Mathis will be a great senator, and we look forward to working with her in the coming legislative session.

The election is over, but the battle is far from over. Now, the focus turns to the coming legislative session where we fully expect the opponents of equality to redouble their efforts to take away the rights of loving, committed gay and lesbian couples. One Iowa will be there to stand up for marriage equality at every turn, and we are excited to work with the fair-minded Senate majority to ensure that freedom and equality remains in the heart of the heartland.”

Thank you, Iowa, and fuck you, NOM!

 Now get back to your donuts, Mrs. Maggie Gallagher – Srivastav and leave us the fuck alone!


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact:

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