62 for 62: We have met our goal!

Tonight author DW Marchwell became our final donor, and we have now met our goal of sixty-two donations to One Iowa to counter the horrible passage of HJR6 in the Iowa Statehouse on Tuesday!

 
 
TIME TO PARTY!!!!!

A big, big, BIG thank you to everyone who donated and passed the word on to drag friends and family along! Thank you for the retweets, the repostings, the putting up with the spamming, and for everything.

 

To celebrate our VICTORY, here is an awesome video I found on One Iowa’s YouTube channel celebrating marriage equality in Iowa. It made me get all teary because I know a TON of the people in this video and most of the places featured: because it’s full of Iowa and Iowans.

We will keep fighting! Marriage equality will stay here forever. If it ever comes to the horror of a vote, I’ll have to take a break from writing because I’ll be busy walking up to each and every Iowan in all 99 counties to convince them to vote no. Because but for the whim of fate, this could be me fighting for my right. This is the right thing to do, and in Iowa, we do the right thing.

Thank you everyone! Love you all so much. *group hug*

24 Comments on “62 for 62: We have met our goal!

  1. Awesome! Thank you for your efforts.(I kicked in as one of your FB friends) BTW have you seen the analysis by Nate Silver that even if the senate fails to block the bill, by the time it gets on the ballot it won’t pass because of changing demographics and the fact that marriage equality would have been around long enough for people to see that the sky hasn’t fallen.

    • THANK YOU, thank you!
      Yes, I did see that, and it makes me so happy.
      I can’t tell you how wonderful this all has been this week. Turned crap into good times.

    • THANK YOU, thank you!
      Yes, I did see that, and it makes me so happy.
      I can’t tell you how wonderful this all has been this week. Turned crap into good times.

    • THANK YOU, thank you!
      Yes, I did see that, and it makes me so happy.
      I can’t tell you how wonderful this all has been this week. Turned crap into good times.

  2. Awesome! Thank you for your efforts.(I kicked in as one of your FB friends) BTW have you seen the analysis by Nate Silver that even if the senate fails to block the bill, by the time it gets on the ballot it won’t pass because of changing demographics and the fact that marriage equality would have been around long enough for people to see that the sky hasn’t fallen.

  3. Awesome! Thank you for your efforts.(I kicked in as one of your FB friends) BTW have you seen the analysis by Nate Silver that even if the senate fails to block the bill, by the time it gets on the ballot it won’t pass because of changing demographics and the fact that marriage equality would have been around long enough for people to see that the sky hasn’t fallen.

  4. We currently still have marriage equality and hope to maintain it.
    Amending the constitution in Iowa is a lengthy and unwieldy process (on purpose). Two separate legislatures must draft amendment language and pass it, and then it goes on the ballot for voters. if it is kept from going to the senate this year, which it is thought it will, then step one will not have happened. It can’t be brought up again then until two years from now when the next set of legislators are elected. Even if it passed this year (the current gov would sign it), it would still be two years before it could pass through the same process yet again, and then it would have to go on the ballot. So I think right now the absolute earliest it could happen is 2014. But we don’t want any traction to happen. The electorate is narrowly divided, so we want to keep the pressure up.

  5. We currently still have marriage equality and hope to maintain it.
    Amending the constitution in Iowa is a lengthy and unwieldy process (on purpose). Two separate legislatures must draft amendment language and pass it, and then it goes on the ballot for voters. if it is kept from going to the senate this year, which it is thought it will, then step one will not have happened. It can’t be brought up again then until two years from now when the next set of legislators are elected. Even if it passed this year (the current gov would sign it), it would still be two years before it could pass through the same process yet again, and then it would have to go on the ballot. So I think right now the absolute earliest it could happen is 2014. But we don’t want any traction to happen. The electorate is narrowly divided, so we want to keep the pressure up.

  6. We currently still have marriage equality and hope to maintain it.
    Amending the constitution in Iowa is a lengthy and unwieldy process (on purpose). Two separate legislatures must draft amendment language and pass it, and then it goes on the ballot for voters. if it is kept from going to the senate this year, which it is thought it will, then step one will not have happened. It can’t be brought up again then until two years from now when the next set of legislators are elected. Even if it passed this year (the current gov would sign it), it would still be two years before it could pass through the same process yet again, and then it would have to go on the ballot. So I think right now the absolute earliest it could happen is 2014. But we don’t want any traction to happen. The electorate is narrowly divided, so we want to keep the pressure up.

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