God endorses marriage equality

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 3:01 pm

With God’s help and your support, this battle can be won. – Gary Randall, February 23, 2009 With few votes left to count and Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed reporting an ever-increasing approval percentage for Referendum 71 (currently 53.1% to 46.9%), it is clear that the Washington electorate has APPROVED Referendum 71.  Washington is [...]

"R-71: Effective 12-3-09"

By: Friday November 6, 2009 11:58 pm

The Washington Secretary of State’s final vote count report for the week continues to validate the conclusion that all of Washington state is moving towards equality.  Tonight’s numbers of 52.6% to 47.4% are not final, as vote counting is still underway.  However, even the Secretary of State seems pretty sure about R-71 since their Friday [...]

Washington’s Referendum 71 still looking good

By: Wednesday November 4, 2009 9:23 pm

States with mail-in ballots have the excruciating pleasure of having to wait days or even weeks to learn the result of tight races.  Washington is one such state.  So here’s the latest but not the last word on Referendum 71.  Reminder: we want to see R-71 approved because this means that the domestic partnership law [...]

The Referendum 71 campaign money situation

By: Wednesday October 14, 2009 2:36 pm

The monthly campaign expenditure numbers came out last night and are reported on the Washington Public Disclosure Commission’s website.  As predicted, radical-right extremists have dumped last-minute money into the race.  Family Policy Institute of Washington plopped $200,000 into the mysterious new PAC called “Vote Reject on R-71″ that appeared late last week.  FPIW bills itself [...]

Major warning sign: Protect Marriage Washington has stopped asking for money

By: Friday October 2, 2009 11:00 am

Blend readers keeping tabs on Referendum 71 in Washington will know how unusual it is for our key opponents of domestic partnerships to not issue daily asks for money.  Yet Protect Marriage Washington hasn’t bothered to ask for contributions since September 15th.  This is very worrying – not for them, but for us.  Here’s why: [...]

Video voters guide to Referendum 71

By: Wednesday September 30, 2009 11:00 am

TVW and the Washington Secretary of State have released a Video Voter’s Guide to Referendum 71.  An advocate for and against the approval of Referendum 71 were each given about 4 minutes to speak to voters.  Oh, the contrast! The Approve Referendum 71 viewpoint was represented by Jane Abbott Lighty, a gay senior citizen who [...]

Help protect ALL Washington families and preempt our opponents’ secret benefactor

By: Wednesday September 16, 2009 11:28 am

Washington Families Standing Together needs money.  Here’s the story: Tuesday night an over-capacity crowd of over 300 pro-family Washingtonians gathered eagerly in Seattle to hear Washington Families Standing Together lay out the plans for the final leg of the Approve Referendum 71 campaign.  Similar gatherings have already happened in Spokane, Walla Walla and Vancouver and [...]

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” [...]

Protect Marriage Washington’s Full Frontal Fraud?

By: Thursday September 3, 2009 10:00 am

You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?  –  Jesus All this news about militant heterosexualists fraudulently “signing” R-71 petition declarations with Larry Stickney’s signature stamp got me thinking: where had I seen pen-wielding people mulling over the backs of petitions?  Aah yes, [...]

Anti-Family R-71 may barely qualify for the ballot, pending judge’s ruling

By: Monday August 31, 2009 8:15 pm

The Washington Secretary of State announced today that they’ve verified about 900 signatures over the threshold of 120,577 needed for ballot qualification.  The anti-child, anti-family ballot measure may qualify for the ballot, but just barely. Final certification is scheduled for Wednesday morning by the Secretary of State.  Also expected first thing Wednesday morning is the [...]

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