Iowa voters to decide on constitutional convention question

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June 10, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa: In Maryland, voters will have a chance this fall to decide on whether or not to hold a constitutional convention. In Iowa, voters in that state will do the same. The Iowa Constitutional Convention Question will appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Iowa as an automatic ballot referral. The question appears on the Iowa ballot automatically every 10 years as per the state constitution. The last constitutional convention question was defeated by a simple majority of Iowa voters.[1]

Controversy surrounding the same-sex marriage issue has put the constitutional convention question under the limelight. In 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage should be legalized in the state. This has caused many opponents of the issue in Iowa to campaign for the constitutional convention, which they think could be a way to reverse the ruling.

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