Lawmakers seek pay cut for 4 Iowa justices who joined in gay-marriage ruling

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — A group of conservative lawmakers has proposed cutting the salaries of the Iowa Supreme Court justices who joined in the ruling that legalized gay marriage in Iowa.

Five Republicans filed an amendment to the Iowa House's judicial branch budget Tuesday that would reduce the salaries of the four sitting justices who joined in the 2009 ruling from about $163,000 annually to $25,000. That's the same pay received by legislators, who also get money for expenses.

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