An Iowa political action group is pushing for the retention of a state Supreme Court justice who is the target of a campaign to oust him because of his vote for marriage equality.
Justice Not Politics Action, an offshoot of nonprofit organization Justice Not Politics, is urging voters to retain Justice David Wiggins, who is up for a retention vote this year, The Des Moines Register reports. Three other justices who joined in the court’s unanimous vote for marriage equality in 2009 were removed from office by voters when they came up for retention in 2010.
Iowans for Freedom, a branch of the antigay group Family Leader, is calling for voters to remove Wiggins from the court. “We are very passionate about our effort to restore integrity to the Iowa Supreme Court by ensuring the constitutional intent for the separation of powers,” Iowans for Freedom chairman Bob Vander Plaats, who led the effort to oust the other justices, said in a news release earlier this month.
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