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. [...]

Eyman and Bopp suffer big losses

By: Wednesday September 8, 2010 10:00 am

National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and their associates are continuing to pour money into elections and taking away rights by initiative and referendum, but they don’t want you or anyone else to know who they are.  They lurk shadows, influencing elections in secret by hiding the identity of their campaign donors and the people who [...]

Protect Marriage Washington argues for petition signer privacy while infringing on it themselves

By: Thursday May 6, 2010 7:47 pm

In 2009, Protect Marriage Washington attempted a voter repeal of Washington’s Domestic Partnership Expansion Law of 2009 via Referendum 71.  By a 53% margin Washington voted to keep the comprehensive domestic partnership law, the first state in the nation to affirm a same-sex relationship recognition law at the polls. Once the Referendum 71 petitions were [...]

Justice Scalia: "Democracy requires a certain amount of civic courage."

By: Wednesday April 28, 2010 4:43 pm

The Doe v. Reed transcript is out, and consensus is that the hearing went well for open government proponents.   Attorney General Rob McKenna and Secretary of State Sam Reed emerged from the U.S. Supreme Court today optimistic that the high court will allow Washington and other states to treat initiative and referendum petitions as [...]

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 leaves gaping holes in August finance report

By: Saturday September 12, 2009 11:00 am

Protect Marriage Washington has filed their Summary, Full Report Receipts and Expenditures, or “C4 report”, for August, 2009.  Protect Marriage Washington (PMW) is the political organization forcing a referendum vote on the domestic partnership law passed this spring by the Washington legislature and signed by the Governor.  To preserve the law, voters must vote “APPROVED” [...]

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