About 80 kids from three Des Moines-area Christian schools lobbied legislators today, asking for passage of a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. Chuck Hurley, a spokesman for the Marriage Matters organization, coached the kids. “They lobbied their legislator and learned a lot about civics,” he says. “They got a great reception.” Hurley says he urged the kids to consider serving in public office once they become adults. “We also showed them how a bill becomes law and they loved it.” Marriage Matters held a reception over the noonhour and handed out two-hundred pieces of wedding cake. The students came from the Des Moines Christian Academy, Grandview Park Baptist Church School in Des Moines and the Ankeny Christian Academy.