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 [...]

How many times does NOM want to lose in Washington?

By: Monday June 28, 2010 3:15 pm

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and their associates Protect Marriage Washington (PMW) have lost big-time in Washington state.  First they lost at the ballot box, now they’ve lost in the Supreme Court of the United States: In November, 2009 over 53% of the electorate voted to approve Referendum 71, making Washington the first state [...]

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 [...]

Concerned Women for America in damage control mode after Doe v. Reed hearing

By: Saturday May 1, 2010 11:00 am

If the names and personal information of the voters who signed the R-71 petition are released and published on the Internet, they will be subjected to torment and intimidation by homosexual activists from all corners of the globe.  – CWA press release, March 5, 2010 Would you sign a petition if it meant you risked [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gary Randall embraces relativism: domestic partnerships are marriage, except when they’re not

By: Friday March 12, 2010 6:00 am

This is too hilarious.  Gary Randall, who decries relativism of any kind, completely flip-flops on the definition of marriage when it suits him.  In his whiny March 11th blog post about the 2010 Census, he is furious that same-sex couples, whether legally married in their jurisdictions or not, will be allowed to declare themselves married [...]

Anti-gay candidate Michele Strobel hitches her wagon to campaign loser Larry Stickney

By: Thursday February 11, 2010 10:50 pm

Single-issue candidate Michele Strobel is challenging incumbent state Representative Norm Johnson (R-Yakima) in this November’s election because, she said, in 2009 Johnson voted for a comprehensive domestic partnership bill (SB 5688).  Announcing her candidacy, Strobel said: “[Johnson's domestic partnerships vote] was a slap in the face to Christians,” Strobel said. “It was a slap in [...]

Gary Randall makes puzzling claims about the Doe v. Reed lawsuit

By: Monday January 18, 2010 11:00 am

Gary Randall is on the board of Protect Marriage Washington, the organization behind getting Referendum 71 on the ballot, and the sponsor of the Doe v. Reed challenge to Washington’s Public Records Act now before the United States Supreme Court.  Referendum 71 asked voters to approve or reject Washington’s domestic partnership law.  Voters approved the [...]

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