Thursday, April 12, 200
DES MOINES — More than a dozen ministers and other religious leaders pressured the Legislature Tuesday to expand the state’s civil rights laws to offer new protections for gays and lesbians.
Joining the religious leaders was the Rt. Rev. Alan Scarfe, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. That church, part of the global Anglican Communion, has faced its own debate over gay issues, including whether to ordain openly gay ministers.
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