Terry Branstad

Trump Accountability Project (TAP)

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Ambassador to China

-- A longtime opponent of marriage equality, Branstad pushed for a state referendum that would allow citizens to overturn the Iowa supreme court's unanimous decision in support of marriage for same-sex couples.

-- Accused the Obama administration of "overreach" for its guidance to allow transgender students to use facilities matching their gender.

-- When President Obama publicly announced his support for marriage equality, Branstad said it was "tragic to see the President of the United States pandering to the Hollywood money crowd."