JFK awards going to 3 Iowa Supreme Court justices, US ambassador to Syria
BOSTON (AP) - President John F. Kennedy's daughter is celebrating what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa Supreme Court judges who were ousted by voters in 2010 for legalizing same-sex marriages.
On Monday, Caroline Kennedy will present the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to former Chief Justice Michael Streit and justices Marsha Ternus and David Baker.
She will also honor U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford for risking his life to support and encourage Syrian protesters targeted by a President Bashar Assad's regime.
The award is named after President Kennedy's book "Profiles in Courage," which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1957. Past recipients include President Gerald Ford and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, who is now mediating peace in Syria.