Same-sex Marriage in Iowa - Judicial Retention Elections

Judicial Retention Elections

On November 2, 2010, Iowa Supreme Court justices David Baker, Michael Streit, and Marsha Ternus, who participated in the unanimous 2009 ruling that Iowa could not deny marriage licenses based on sexual orientation, were removed from office after judicial retention elections. Their removal followed campaigning by groups opposed to same-sex marriage including the National Organization for Marriage. The three judges did no campaigning on their own behalf, but were supported by numerous third parties.

On November 6, 2012, Justice David Wiggins won retention in the election.

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