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Virginia AG coming to Iowa to stump for Findley
Cuccinelli, who became nationally known when he sued the Obama administration over the federal health-care law and EPA greenhouse gas regulations, will be the featured guest at an event in the home of Christian and Jenelle Fong in Cedar Rapids at 5:30 p.m. Monday. He will travel to Dubuque for an anti-health care reform event at 7:30 p.m.
Findley has repeatedly said she would join the lawsuit against health care reform legislation passed earlier this year by Congress.
In an interview Monday with KCIM-AM in Carroll, Findley discussed what some of her priorities would be if elected, including assisting in overturning marriage equity for same-sex couples.
“When the Defense of Marriage Act was challenged in court, one thing that Iowans should know is that their current attorney general, the one that I’m running against, would not go to court to defend Iowa’s marriage law,” Findley said. “And it certainly makes a difference when our own lawyer won’t go to defend our own law in court.”
In April 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional, saying it violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution.