Iowa Voters Oust Judges Who Legalized Gay Marriage

November 04, 2010
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Opponents of LGBT rights are celebrating the unprecedented ouster of three Iowa Supreme Court justices who helped legalize same-sex marriage in the state last year. The three were part of the unanimous decision of Iowa’s seven-member court to overturn a law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. The judges were running for new terms unopposed, but a majority voted to remove them from the bench. Several right-wing groups, including the National Organization for Marriage and the American Family Association, poured money into a campaign for the judges’ removal. In a statement, the judges criticized what they called "an unprecedented attack by out-of-state special interest groups."