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California Adds Iowa to State Travel Ban Over Repeal of Trans Protections




California adds Iowa to state travel ban over repeal of trans protections

SACRAMENTO (Los Angeles Blade) — The LGBTQ Presidential Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa just got more interesting. The Sept. 20 event featuring 10 Democratic candidates, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, is being sponsored by One Iowa, The Gazette, The Advocate, and GLAAD with trans “Pose” actress Angelica Ross hosting.

Marriage equality advocates may recall that Iowa was the third state in the nation to pass marriage equality in 2009, after California passed the anti-gay marriage Prop 8 initiative that was eventually ruled unconstitutional. But that was then; this is now.

“You know, it wasn’t that long ago that there were still Democrats running for president who didn’t believe in freedom to marry for all people,” GLAAD spokesperson Zeke Stokes told The Gazette . “I think for a long time LGBTQ people, including myself, perhaps believed that […]

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