Iowa ousts 3 judges after gay marriage ruling

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November 3, 2010


"Opponents of an April 2009 Iowa Supreme Court ruling that made Iowa the first state in the Midwest to sanction same-sex marriage celebrated on Wednesday after the ouster of three Iowa Supreme Court justices involved in the ruling.

"...Kevin Cathcart, executive director of gay rights group Lambda Legal, which backed the six couples in the case, called the campaign 'a wake-up call to future voters who must resist attempts to politicize the courts.'

"'Three skilled jurists lost their jobs, but the court's ruling in the case allowing same-sex couples to marry is still the law of the land, enshrined in the Iowa Constitution,' Cathcart said."