Saturday, April 17, 2010
Our tax dollars at work? According to the Iowa Independent:
The Christian-based Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), a non-profit group leading the effort to repeal gay marriage in Iowa, received more than $3 million in Federal funds between 2004 and 2009 through two subsidiaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Federal grants support the IFPC’s Marriage Matters program, a weekend retreat program for couples which includes marriage and pre-marital mentoring.
The Iowa Supreme Court legalized gay marriage on April 3, 2009 but since then, the IFPC and its political action committee, the IFPC Action PAC, have led in the effort to undo the ruling.
Recipients of Federal funds cannot discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion or disability in providing services, but discrimination based on sexual orientation is not prohibited.