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Gay marriage foes push back to oust Iowa justices

October 27, 2010


Stung by a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in Iowa last year, out-of-state convervative groups have been pouring time and money into an effort to unseat three of the court’s seven justices.

At a Statehouse rally Monday to kick off a bus tour, gay marriage opponents pleaded their case for why voters on Nov. 2 should opt not to retain Chief Justice Marsha Ternus, and justices David Baker and Michael Streit. Iowa voters have never ousted a state Supreme Court justice.

“I can’t overstate the significance of what is about to happen in Iowa,” said Brian Brown, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage. “The whole country is looking at you. This cannot be overstated.”via Gay marriage foes push back to oust Iowa justices | GayLGBT.com.

Anti-Gay groups from around the country have ascended on Iowa to take vengence on the Justices in Iowa’s Supreme Court.  They’ve spent more than $600,000 dollars lobbying and advertising for voters to not retain 3 of the judges up for reconsideration.