Why Marriage Matters

August 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm

from KIMT.

MASON CITY, IA – Why does marriage matter? That’s the question one state organization is answering as the group tours Iowa this week. They’re talking about gay marriage in the state and the goal is to show communities why it’s important.

The group One Iowa is teaming up with Zach Wahls, who is sharing his experiences growing up with two moms. He’s addressed the Iowa House and has been on national TV.

His hope is to keep the issue of gay marriage from being political. Instead he’s having an open conversation with the community in North Iowa about any concerns they have with gay marriage and at the same time, discussing what it means to real families and real people to have the right to get married.

“At the end of the day, this is not a conversation about converting anyone’s religious beliefs. It’s a conversation about respect for each other and the ability to sit down and have a dialog.”

The group is speaking to eight different communities in Iowa.

Read the article and watch the video from KIMT.

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