Bauer Says 'Activist Judges Beware' - Three Iowa Supreme Court Justices Lose
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer praised Iowa voters Wednesday for rejecting three Iowa Supreme Court justices who imposed same-sex marriage on Iowans in 2009.
In an unprecedented vote, Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Justices David Baker and Michael Streit failed to receive the simple majority vote needed to remain on the bench.
"Time and time again, the American people have rejected attempts to redefine the meaning of marriage. But liberal judges insist on pushing this radical agenda on us. Last night the voters of Iowa pushed back and rejected the justices. Activist judges everywhere have been put on notice," said Gary Bauer, chairman of Campaign for Working Families.
"Judges do not have the right to legislate from the bench. Nor are they the supreme authority of the land. The voters of Iowa made that clear last night. Campaign for Working Families was proud to join the National Organization for Marriage, the American Family Association and Iowa for Freedom in an extensive media campaign exposing the radical record of these robed political activists. I am proud that Iowa voters stood up and said 'Enough!'"
SOURCE Campaign for Working Families