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03/04/2013

Most recently, the people of Iowa retained a justice. NOM must have forgotten that.

by Jeremy Hooper

In an effort to convince the Iowa legislature that they should muck with certain kinds of citizens marriages even though those marriages are posing no harm to anyone, the National Organization For Marriage is saying this:

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SOURCE: NOM Action Alert

Only thing? While yes, NOM and a bucketload of conservative money was able to oust three justices during the conservative sweep of 2010, in the 2012 elections, Iowa voters chose to retain the lone pro-equality Supreme Court justice who was put before them. This most recent round is especially significant considering that it came during a presidential year, when turnout is much higher. it also came in an election where the man on the top of the ticket was fully our for marriage equality. It seems that this larger turnout of Iowa voters, with every reason to have marriage on the mind, cast what must be considered the more binding opinion about the state Supreme Court's performance. It's just that this most recent plebiscite doesn't aid NOM's narrative, so said narrative casts it out completely.

Typical NOM: meddling in a state to which the organization has no connection; overlooking pertinent points that get in the way of their monologue; and pretending that locals are as keen on wasting legislative time as is their own, lone, faith-motivated D.C. interest group. Iowans would be well-served to greet this hollow campaign in the spirit…

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…it deserves.

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