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Video: NOM ally Tamara Scott vs. Black-robed Branstad appointees

by Jeremy Hooper

Tamara-ScottToday in Sioux City, IA, Concerned Women For America of Iowa president Tamara Scott will again join the National Organization For Marriage to lash out against loving gay couples who want nothing more than the same civil equality afforded to their heterosexual neighbors. For insight into what she might say, check out this appearance from a 2009 TEA Party:

Iowa's Supreme Court justices (a.k.a "seven black robed activists) are on a "self-appointed throne"? Well that's interesting, since all of the justices are actually appointed by governors, not their own willpower. And in fact, the justice who wrote the Varnum opinion, Mark S. Cady, as well as the chief justice of the court, Marsha Ternus, were both appointed by a Republican governor. And not just any Republican governor, but Gov. Terry Branstad. The same exact Terry Branstad who is once again running for governor in the current election, and who, in a post-Bob Vander Plaats general, is earning social conservative support over Democratic incumbent Chet Culver because of comments like this:

So this whole "self-appointed" activist meme might be good at inducing fiery rage. And knocking liberals and their supposed agenda might make the anti-equality movement feel better about their merits and the Republicans who agree with them. But if hunting for two crucial bricks on the path towards Iowa's state-level equality, groups like NOM and people like Ms. Scott need look no further than to the GOP candidate who (we imagine) they are supporting in 2010!

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