Family Policy Institute of Washington has a Truth Problem

By: Tuesday December 13, 2011 12:28 pm

Tea party activist Elizabeth Scott is now a representative of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. FPIW is a local affiliate of Focus on the Family and Family Research Council and is organizing opposition to the marriage equality efforts now underway in Washington. FPIW is going to have trouble maintaining their already fragile Christian facade [...]

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block R-71 petitions

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 10:42 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by Protect Marriage Washington that the state be blocked from releasing further copies of Referendum 71 petitions while PMW appeals an earlier Federal District Court decision that ordered their release. The request had been made to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy who apparently referred it to [...]

Ninth Circuit to Protect Marriage Washington: your R-71 case is moot (updated)

By: Thursday November 17, 2011 12:18 pm

Moot is the word that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals used to describe Protect Marriage Washington‘s too-late effort to prevent the Washington Secretary of State from releasing more copies of the Referendum 71 petitions to the public. In October, Federal District Court Judge Benjamin Settle, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled in their case [...]

Protect Marriage Washington provides a good belly laugh

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 10:03 pm

I’m about to bust a gut laughing over Protect Marriage Washington’s latest Doe v. Reed court filing. In trying to get Federal District Court Judge Benjamin Settle to enjoin his own order that the Washington Secretary of State must release copies of the Referendum 71 petitions to the public as per the state’s Public Records [...]

Why is Protect Marriage Washington filing an emergency motion for secrecy after they’ve divulged their own identities?

By: Sunday October 23, 2011 4:32 pm

Talk about closing the barn door after the horse is bolted and you’ve torched the barn. Protect Marriage Washington filed an emergency motion with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, asking the court to stay the October 17th order issued by Federal District Judge Benjamin Settle that as per the state’s Public Records [...]

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 [...]

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