The former chief justice of Iowa’s Supreme Court says she still stands by her decision in a case four years ago that legalized same-sex marriage in the state.
KWWL reports Marsha Ternus spoke at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls Thursday night. Ternus told the crowd she didn’t regret her decision, “I would make the same decision today knowing that it would cost me my position on the court.”
Ternus was ousted from the court in a retention vote following the court’s unanimous decision that a law restricting marriage to a woman and man violated the state constitution’s equal protection clause. Two other justices were also voted out because of the decision.
Ternus said the court made its decision based on “the rule of law” and was impartial in the case.