- Jun 11, 2009
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It's a sad day for independent judiciary when the "will of the people" is no longer the United States Constitution and judges who are just doing their job are kicked to the curb. What are you thinking Iowa?
SheWired.com - Iowa Supreme Court Justices Who Voted for Gay Marriage All BootedDES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa voters have voted to remove three state Supreme Court justices, siding with conservatives angered by a ruling that allowed gay marriage.
The vote Tuesday was the first time high court justices have lost a retention election in Iowa.
The three who weren't retained were Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and justices David Baker and Michael Streit. They were the only justices up for retention this year.
I applaud the judges for taking the high road and choosing not to campaign. Hopefully their example will continue to set the tone in Iowa.All three Iowa supreme court justices who ruled in favor of legalizing marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples have been voted out of office.
Groups including the National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, and the American Family Association launched a successful $1 million campaign against the justices.