Marriage equality in Iowa still a topic of debate (IowaStateDaily)
Since three of the Iowa Supreme Court justices were voted out this past election, marriage equality has become a topic of debate once again.
Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices David Baker and Michael Streit were the three judges ousted in November after a campaign was launched against the judges led by Republican Bob Vander Plaats.
Iowa officially legalized same-sex marriage April 3, 2009, after nearly two years of debate. The original ruling occurred in August 2007, but the ruling would eventually have a stay put on it shortly after Judge Robert Hanson's ruling.
"I don't put much stock in these patchwork quilts of 'one state here and there.' We need a federal marriage equality law and a federal equal protection law," said Warren Blumenfeld, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction. "We will not be safe until we have that federal legislation."
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