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Plan in Iowa to Impeach Judges Is Dangerous

Op-ed: Activists angry over same-sex ruling are going too far

(Newser) - Throughout US history, “no matter how controversial the case, no state or federal judge has been impeached for an opinion issued from the bench,” writes Bert Brandenburg in the Washington Post . But now, activists in Iowa want to impeach the justices who voted to allow same-sex marriage in... More »

Gay Marriage Foes Vow to Oust Iowa Judges

Launch campaign to defeat justices who legalized it

(Newser) - Opponents of same-sex marriage have launched a full-scale campaign to vote out the Iowa Supreme Court justices whose ruling legalized the practice. “We need to vote them off the bench to send a message across Iowa that we, the people, still have the power,” Bob Vander Plaats, the... More »

Iowans Herald, Decry Gay Marriage Ruling

(Newser) - Gay marriages will begin taking place in Iowa on April 24, the Des Moines Register reports. The state supreme court’s ruling today that prohibiting the unions is unconstitutional applies to Iowans as well as visitors, because the state has no residency laws for marriage. “I’m off the... More »

Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Gay Marriage

(Newser) - Iowa’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down a statute limiting marriage to a union between a man and a woman, the Des Moines Register reports. The ruling upholds a lower court decision allowing six gay couples to wed. Iowa becomes the first Midwestern state to allow gay marriage, and the... More »

Iowa High Court Takes Up Gay Marriage Ban

Capital expects large crowds for landmark decision

(Newser) - Iowa's Supreme Court begins hearing a same-sex marriage case this week that could give gay activists their first heartland victory, reports the Des Moines Register. The state capital was abuzz with preparations for watch parties, town hall meetings, and court overflow rooms to accommodate the large crowds expected for this... More »

Iowa Supreme Court Set to Review Gay-Marriage Ban

Advocates and opponents of same-sex unions dig in

(Newser) - Iowa’s Supreme Court will review a state law banning gay marriage next month, the Los Angeles Times reports. A district judge last year struck down the Defense of Marriage Act on the grounds that it violated state constitutional rights of equal protection, but nine hours later that decision was... More »

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