John Koster’s Campaign Manager Larry Stickney: Privacy For Me But Not For You

By: Monday October 29, 2012 11:13 am

How ironic that the man who clogged up the courts for 3 years trying to sue for a special right to secrecy for himself is now complicit in the infringement on the privacy and peace of mind of his employer’s campaign rival. Larry Stickney, then-chair of the failed 2009 campaign to reject Washington state’s domestic [...]

Sponsor of Anti-Marriage Equality Initiative 1192 Campaigns on His Courtroom Failures

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 4:33 pm

Stephen Pidgeon is the primary sponsor of anti-gay Initiative 1192. If it gets on the November ballot, I-1192 will ask voters in Washington state to reinstate a re-worded version of the state DOMA law that was repealed by the recently-passed marriage equality law. Mr. Pidgeon is also a GOP candidate for Washington state attorney general. [...]

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 [...]

The deep NOM roots of Herman Cain’s legal team

By: Friday November 4, 2011 5:27 pm

Herman Cain (above); NOM’s Brian Brown (below) What do anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Herman Cain have in common? Cain’s legal team consists of Sarah Troupis, Scott Bieniek and Joseph LaRue, three attorneys who until very recently worked for NOM’s bigshot GOP lawyer James Bopp, according to the Wall Street Journal‘s Legal Blog. [...]

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 [...]

The Seattle Weekly posts file of Referendum 71 petition images

By: Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:20 pm

Under the headline “Download Full List of Anti-Gay-Marriage Ref. 71 Signers Here–Court Order Too Late to Stop You” the Seattle Weekly has published a link to a file containing images of the 2009 Referendum 71 petitions. Referendum 71 was an effort by anti-gay Protect Marriage Washington to roll back Washington’s domestic partnership law at the [...]

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 [...]

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