A number of conservative lawmakers in Iowa are bent on revenge against Iowa Supreme Court justices who voted to end a ban on same sex marriage in 2009.
Their amendment to House File 120 (the judicial branch budget bill) would reduce by 80% the salary of the justices involved in that decision--to $25,000.
The measure states that:
"[a]ny justice appointed to the supreme court prior to April 3, 2009, and who remains a justice of the supreme court on or after the date the electorate ratifies a constitutional amendment declaring marriage between one man and one woman is the only valid or recognized legal union in this state shall have the salary of the justice reduced in accordance with this section unless the justice resigns immediately."Rep. Tom Shaw, R-Laurens, said the amendment was not meant to be punitive, but added
"We’re just holding them responsible for their decision, for going beyond their bounds."
Rep Tom Shaw