Consequences: The Iowa Supreme Court and Same Sex Marriage

by Annette Burns on May 6, 2012

What a terrific article about and interview with Marsha Ternus.  She is the former Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court who signed off on a unanimous opinion upholding same-gender marriage in Iowa.  As a result, Justice Ternus and two other Supreme Court justices were removed from their positions in the state’s next retention vote.    Just reading about her life and the thought process that the Iowa Supreme Court went through in making that decision makes me feel better about the justice system.    It’s not so hard to imagine that this issue will reach the Arizona Supreme Court one day, and Arizona has the same type of judicial retention voting process.    We’ll need to be diligent in getting out the retention votes to keep dedicated judges like this on the bench.

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