One Iowa Mourns Loss of Former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht

Today, the justices of the Iowa Supreme Court released a statement confirming former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht has died. Hecht retired from the court in December 2018 after a cancer diagnosis.

One Iowa Executive Director Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel released a statement mourning Hecht:

“At One Iowa, we are saddened to hear of former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Daryl Hecht as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of one of his most impactful decisions: Varnum v. Brien. Hecht’s legacy of protecting the rights of Iowans lives on, and we in the LGBTQ community are particularly grateful for his service on the Iowa Supreme Court. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”