A flashmob in support of gay marriage
descended on the Iowa Statehouse on Monday.
mob danced to All You Need Is Love by the Beatles in the
Statehouse rotunda and the cafeteria on Valentine's Day before
Nearly two weeks ago the
Republican-controlled Iowa House approved a bill that seeks to repeal
gay marriage in the state by placing an amendment in the Iowa
Constitution that bans any form of legal recognition of gay and
lesbian couples, including marriage, civil unions and domestic
Lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor
of the resolution despite the pleas of 19-year-old Zach Wahls, who
said his family of two moms was no different than any other.
“This is just a group of Iowans
coming out today, trying to spread the message for love of everyone
and in support of gay marriage here in Iowa,” Sonia Ashe, who
helped organize the mob, told Radio Iowa.
“We are mothers, sisters, brothers,
lovers,” Heather Davis added. “We have schoolchildren and their
moms here and businessmen.”
Participants said they wanted to
deliver a message of love on Valentine's Day.