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Crowd expected at public hearing on gay marriage

DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Opponents and supporters of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Iowa are expected to pack a public hearing at the Capitol Monday night.

Monday night's hearing is being held by the House Judiciary Committee, which has approved a resolution that would begin the process of putting a gay marriage ban before the voters.

Legislative staffers say more than 70 people have signed up to speak at the hearing.

A debate in the Iowa House is planned later this week.

A resolution calling for a statewide vote on amending the Iowa Constitution to define marriage as between one man and a woman would have to be approved by the current Legislature and the one elected next year before it would go before voters in the next statewide election.


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