Judge rules: NOM-backed Protect Marriage Washington is not allowed to legislate in secret

By: Tuesday October 18, 2011 9:23 am

Over two years of litigation stemming from the 2009 Referendum 71 campaign to repeal Washington’s domestic partnership law came to an end Monday, and the good guys have won. Federal District Judge Benjamin Settle, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in the case Doe v. Reed that Protect Marriage Washington (PMW), an affiliate of the [...]

Guest Post: Federal District Court to Rule on Release of Signatures in Doe v. Reed

By: Monday October 3, 2011 6:15 am

Guest post by: Anne Levinson, Chair, Washington Families Standing Together Today, the next chapter in a legal case that many thought was long since over will be argued in Federal District Court in Tacoma, Washington. The case, Doe v. Reed, stemmed from the 2009 Referendum 71 campaign in Washington State where a local group, Protect [...]

President Obama honors 2010 WNBA Champions Seattle Storm at White House

By: Wednesday June 29, 2011 1:46 pm

Seattle Storm players, WNBA president Donna Orender (with mic) and Anne Levinson celebrating 2010 WNBA Championship 2010 WNBA Champions Seattle Storm will be honored this afternoon by President Obama in the White House Rose Garden.  The Storm won last season going undefeated the entire season at home and sweeping the playoffs.  It was a spectacular [...]

This is why heterosexuals must demand passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

By: Friday August 20, 2010 10:35 pm

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would prohibit discrimination in employment based on an individual’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.  Federal law already prohibits employers from discriminating based on race, color, religion, sex, physical disabilities, national origin or genetic information about an applicant, employee, or former employee.  Yet it is still legal in [...]

How many times does NOM want to lose in Washington?

By: Monday June 28, 2010 3:15 pm

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and their associates Protect Marriage Washington (PMW) have lost big-time in Washington state.  First they lost at the ballot box, now they’ve lost in the Supreme Court of the United States: In November, 2009 over 53% of the electorate voted to approve Referendum 71, making Washington the first state [...]

Concerned Women for America in damage control mode after Doe v. Reed hearing

By: Saturday May 1, 2010 11:00 am

If the names and personal information of the voters who signed the R-71 petition are released and published on the Internet, they will be subjected to torment and intimidation by homosexual activists from all corners of the globe.  – CWA press release, March 5, 2010 Would you sign a petition if it meant you risked [...]

Protect Marriage Washington impugns WA Secretary of State on eve of SCOTUS hearing

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 3:31 am

Shortly after 10 am Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Doe v. Reed case.  This is the case stemming from Referendum 71.  Religious conservatives led by Protect Marriage Washington were unsuccessful in using R-71 to repeal Washington’s domestic partnership law, and Washington became the first state in the nation where voters [...]

Protect Marriage Washington just keeps the hits coming

By: Thursday October 8, 2009 10:00 am

UPDATE: Approve 71′s chair Anne Levinson respoonds to the PMW ads. “The people behind this ad have a history of working on extremist causes that are out of step with the views of mainstream Washingtonians. And they haven’t been letting the facts get in their way. This ad is very disrespectful to the thousands of [...]

Video of The Olympian’s editorial board interviewing Referendum 71 proponent and opponent

By: Monday October 5, 2009 2:30 pm

This past Sunday, The Olympian published the editorial Support equality, support Referendum 71, “an unqualified endorsement of equal rights for same-sex domestic partners. We encourage voters to approve Referendum 71 on Nov. 3.” Late last week the editorial board met with a representative of the campaigns for and against the approval of the domestic partnership [...]

King 5 airs debate on Referendum 71

By: Sunday October 4, 2009 1:29 pm

UPDATE: A transcript of the debate portion of the video is below the fold.  The debate starts about 5:43 minutes into the video. King 5 News is running this 19 minute Up Front Video about Referendum 71 over the weekend.  The video isn’t embedable, but you can watch it on the King 5 website.  The [...]

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