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10/12/2012

Video: Vander Plaats denies our legislative success; apparently unfamiliar with NY, MD, WA, NH…

by Jeremy Hooper

Listen to this ridiculous accusation that Bob Vander Plaats os now making in order to justify his freedom-threatening attempts to politicize the Iowa courts. Clip is cued up correctly:

So let me first remind you that Bob's current "NO Wiggins" campaign is heavily masterminded by the same exact forces (NOM and Schubert, largely) who are fighting in all four of the states where we are on the ballot. And that being so, let me next remind you (and Bob) that of the four states where we are on the ballot this year, in three of them (MD, WA, and ME in '09) we PASSED CLEAN BILLS in support of marriage equality and then THE STATE GOVERNORS SIGNED said bills! Then let me go one step further and remind everyone that we also passed marriage bills in NY, VT, NH, and D.C., as well as twice passed a bill in California (which the now-supportive Gov. Schwarzenegger, a Republican, vetoed).

I mean, Bob is right in the sense that we cannot "advance an agenda," as that isn't our real intent. But we sure as hell can pass a marriage bill, just as we've managed to pass one or two things on the federal level that Bob Vander Plaats surely vander-plots against. And ya know what? We're going to keep doing it no matter how many judges' careers this self-appointed authoritarian smears on the basis of one decision, how many independent judiciaries he politicizes with out-of-state money, or how much division he and Schubert-led buddies cultivate during election years.

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