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Published on Nov 7, 2010
"It's the people rising up, and having a voice for freedom, and holding an out-of-control court in check" Vander Plaats said. "I think we sent Iowa a message, but also sent the country a message: The power is still inherent in the people." Iowa made history with voters' decision to oust three state Supreme Court justices.
Bob Vander Plaats and his compatriots can pressure lawmakers to allow a vote on a constitutional amendment on gay marriage.
Bob Vander Plaats, lead spokesman for the pro-removal Iowa For Freedom campaign, hailed the outcome as a victory against a court that overstepped its bounds, and added he believes the vote will ripple beyond Iowa as a sign to other jurists who rule in gay-marriage cases.