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 [...]

I, Citizen Legislator

By: Friday April 2, 2010 10:00 am

By the adoption of the initiative and referendum amendments the people of this state became a part of the legislative branch of the state government.  – Washington State Supreme Court Judge Mackintosh, State ex rel. Mullen v. Howell, concurring opinion I don’t have a seat in the state legislature, but as a voter in one [...]

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