The unanimous Iowa Supreme Court ruling that legalized marriage that is same-sex April 2009 had a profound impact on the ongoing motion for equality for gays and lesbians as well as on three for the justices whom decided the situation — and destroyed their jobs as a result of it.
Whenever Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices Michael Streit and David Baker faced a retention election in November 2010, they came across a campaign that is backlash-fueled funded to some extent by out-of-state interest teams. A combined three years of expertise in the Iowa Supreme Court finished in a day that is single.
They proceeded to stand up for judicial independency, they received the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award as they did in 2012, when. (more…)