During a speech on Thursday, the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court defended the court’s 2009 ruling that cleared the way for same-sex marriages in Iowa. Chief Justice Marsha Ternus is up for a retention vote in this fall’s election and critics of the ruling want her voted off the court.
Ternus spoke to crowd in Dubuque. “Before you vote in the retention elections this year, reflect on the rule of law and the need for impartial justice for all, free of politics and free of special interests,” Ternus said. Ternus and two other Iowa Supreme Court justices have their names on the ballot.
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