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Gingrich & Pawlenty: Voters Should Toss Out Any Gay-Friendly Judges

Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty, both of whom may run for president in 2012, are supporting a campaign in Iowa to toss out the state Supreme Court judges that ruled in favor of marriage equality. The effort to oust the judges was launched last week by former GOP candidate for governor of Iowa, Bob Vander Plaats.

Gingrich: "Iowans are unique in that they have the ability this fall to send a very clear and simple message that the court’s behavior is unacceptable by just voting ‘no’ on the three judges who are up for reappointment. If a majority of Iowans vote ‘no,’ that will send a signal to the whole country that there is a citizens revolt under way.”

Pawlenty: “The notion that judges stand for election is embedded in the Iowa Constitution. It’s embedded in the Minnesota Constitution. It’s the right and privilege of the citizens of this state and my state to weigh in on whether they like or don’t like the job that a judge is doing and to agree or disagree with him.”

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