Three Judges Removed From Iowa Supreme Court; Voted For Same-Sex Marriage
The Iowa Supreme Court had unanimously ruled same-sex marriage legal on April 3, 2009. Christian conservatives led a successful campaign to remove three of the judges by popular vote on this day. A later effort to remove a fourth judge in November 2012 failed, and same-sex marriage remains legal in the state.
The November 2012 elections, in fact, marked an unprecedented quadruple win at the polls for lesbian and gay rights, in Iowa Maine, Maryland, and Washington state. Go to November 6, 2012.
On June 26, 2015, in Obergefell v. Hudson, the Supreme Court declared that same-sex marriage was constitutional in the entire United States under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Learn more at a timeline on same-sex marriage in America: http://www.freedomtomarry.org/pages/history-and-timeline-of-marriage
Read about the history of the GLBT revolution: Lillian Faderman, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle (2015)
Learn more at Freedom to Marry: http://www.freedomtomarry.org/