27 Aug '11, 10pm

Federal Grant Helped Iowa Anti-Gay Marriage Campaign?

Federal Grant Helped Iowa Anti-Gay Marriage Campaign?

The Associated Press reports that federal grant money given to a conservative group in Iowa for the purpose of providing counseling to married couples was in part used to pay some of the group’s operational costs while they helped with efforts to oppose marriage equality in the state. The AP, having obtained grant documents under the Freedom of Information Act, alleges that a $2.2 million grant given to the Iowa Family Policy Center across 2006 to 2010, while being used for counseling and education as was its intended purpose, was used to pay a portion of employee salaries, as well as rent and utility costs, while the group participated in political activities such as fighting same-sex marriage in the state, and specifically the retention of three supreme court justices who were part of the unanimous 2009 decision that legalized same-sex marriage. More from the AP: HHS doc...

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