November 3rd, 2010
10:13 AM ET
8 years ago

Iowa voters oust justices who made same-sex marriage legal

(CNN) - Voters in Iowa chose to remove three high court justices who helped make Iowa the first Midwestern state to permit same-sex marriage.

The vote marks the first time a member of the Iowa Supreme Court has been rejected by the voters under the current system that began in 1962.


Filed under: 2010 • Iowa
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. AJBopp

    No justices made sam sex marriage legal. The constitution did that.

    November 3, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  2. stufit

    When you don't reflect the will of the people who elect you this is what happens. Looking forward to the big liberal running for his life in 2012.

    November 3, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  3. Blink

    Thats justice. It was a good day and good riddens to those three.

    November 3, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  4. Fair is Fair

    They shouldn't have legislated from the bench.

    November 3, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  5. Chipster

    Prejudice and Hatred are not only alive in the U.S., the vicious beasts are thriving. The Republican adoption of the Tea Party has nurtured it. It's growing so fast that I wonder how long the Republican Party thinks they can control it. Or is it already controlling the Republican Party? I've never heard such openly expressed racism at the polls as I did yesterday. It was sickening. It sounded more like 1952 than 2010.

    November 3, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. Sniffit

    That's right. Judges shouldn't follow the law or the Constitution. They should be beholden to popular public sentiment.

    November 3, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  7. Gale

    Maybe those people were listening to the wrong people. I don't believe anywhere in the Constitution does it say, same sex marriage are legal? You go, Iowans!!!

    November 3, 2010 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. Tony

    If you try to impose gay ajenda to normal people, then normal pople will react. We can under stand tansgenders by birth.. but anti nature-social- abnormal activists will not survive

    November 3, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  9. terry, va

    America is on her way back!!!! To back we can't vote our federal judges, like those in the 9th circuit in California.

    November 3, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  10. Outraged Midwesterner

    Way to go Iowa, that was awesome the way you got rid of three Justices because they helped progress equal rights to people of the Gay community.

    November 3, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  11. itissoeasytoseethetruth

    Hopefully in 50 years, we will see equal rights of homosexuals as we now see equal rights of people of color or women – as a given.

    November 3, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  12. Happy Midwesterner

    Way to go Iowa! The MAJORITY of Americans who want to keep the legal definition of marriage as one man and one woman applaud the way you ousted the three Justices who chose to legislate from the bench and confuse equal rights with how marriage is legally defined. The will of the people will always trump the will of an activist group...

    November 3, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  13. Norm

    Everyone is "For" giving everybody equal protection and equal rights. Nobody disagrees with "Civil Unions" for gays and lesbians. The fact that you want to call it "MARRIAGE" is the issue! It's nothing but an attack on Christian Values. So get over it! It will never happen as long as you go into it with that attitude!

    November 3, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  14. November 2, 2010 - The Day Progressive Socialism was STOPPED! Rollback to continue in 2012!!

    Good work Iowa!!! All branches of our government MUST be held accountable to the PEOPLE! Legislating from the bench MUST END. The whole country needs to go to this system of electing their judges.

    November 3, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |