Iowa GOP Divided Over Push to Impeach Judges in Same-Sex Marriage Case

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  1. B_Marius567

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    Iowa Republicans are at odds over a new campaign to oust the four remaining state Supreme Court justices who two years ago decided in favor of same-sex marriage.
    State voters kicked three of the seven justices who ruled on that case out of office in November, when they came up for retention votes. Most of the remaining four won't face a verdict from voters until the end of 2016 -- but some Iowa conservatives do not want to wait that long.


    Read more: Iowa GOP Divided Over Push to Impeach Judges in Same-Sex Marriage Case - FoxNews.com

    have to wait 2016 to kick out the last 4 :frown1:
     
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    Awwwww... too bad. Some homophobic Republicans can't get their way because everyone else is starting to realize that whether or not they would ever have sex with someone of the same sex, that it really doesn't matter or change our society for the worse if two men or two women actually did get married.

    Trust me. You won't find anyone sympathetic of your supposed "struggles". So get in line or get out. :rolleyes:
     
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    Electing judges by direct vote of the people in the first place is absurd, and recalling or removing them over an "unpopular" decision is appalling and dangerous. The judiciary needs to be independent of both special interest pressures and majority views when making their decisions, ruling only on the law and the constitution. Civil rights issues, i.e., guaranteeing equal rights and equal protection to people of minority status in society, should never, never, NEVER be subject to majority rule.

    The removal of the three judges in Iowa and efforts to recall others over their same-sex marriage decisions are chilling, and grossly undermine the very principles of democracy, equality, and an independent judiciary upon which this republic was founded. Of course, most so-called "conservatives", in particular social "conservatives", only seem to give credence to those principles in order to support themselves, their own privileged status, and their very narrow agenda and ideology.

    Why am I not surprised this would be the conclusion of the forum's resident mentally challenged homophobe?
     
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    You betcha. Notice how "constitution" and "balance of powers" goes right out the window when it's contrary to their interests.
     
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