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Iowa Republican Obsessed With Marriage Issue?

Iowa Republican Obsessed With Marriage Issue?


A friend and former campaign adviser to Iowa gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats says the Republican who led the recall effort against three state supreme court justices, is "obsessed with the gay-marriage issue."

Dan Moore, a past president of the Iowa State Bar Association, wrote a guest column over the weekend for The Des Moines Registerin which he decried Vander Plaats's latest proposal that the four remaining state supreme court justices be impeached over the unanimous marriage equality decision in 2009.

"Bob is obsessed with the gay-marriage issue," wrote Moore. "He is so obsessed that he would rather see the Iowa judicial system destroyed, instead of pursuing a change in the law within the channels provided [a constitutional amendment]. Iowa's judicial system has been held in high regard by the entire United States. The Iowa judicial branch has a long history of exceptional service, distinguished and acclaimed decisions -- and now it is being raked through the mud, disparaged, criticized and harangued daily."

Moore also wrote, "He is grasping at political relevance using daily sound bites of misinformation to intentionally mislead."

Read the guest column here.

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