Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob McKenna Uses NOM’s Playbook

By: Saturday June 2, 2012 6:30 pm

Rob McKenna’s moderate facade is slipping. Washington State’s Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate had the following to say about the referendum challenge to Washington’s new civil marriage equality law. Voters must APPROVE Referendum 74 in November to retain the marriage equality law. I don’t support changing the definition of marriage. For me, marriage is [...]

WA: Ballot Language Released for Referendum 74 on the Marriage Equality Law

By: Friday February 17, 2012 4:01 pm

Today the office of Washington’s Attorney General released the ballot language for Referendum 74, the measure challenging the state’s new marriage equality law. This is just the first step in the process of finalizing the language. Now begins a 5-day period where anyone objecting to the language can file an appeal in Thurston County Superior [...]

Will NOM flout campaign disclosure laws in Washington like they have in so many other states?

By: Friday February 3, 2012 12:50 pm

National Organization for Marriage acts as though it is above the law. And now NOM is coming to Washington. Brian Brown, President of NOM It has become a predictable pattern. NOM slinks into a state that is actively debating marriage equality, drops a mountain of cash into the campaign coffers of the anti-gay side, then [...]

WA: Attorney General Rob McKenna makes special exception for anti-gay candidate

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 2:29 am

Washington state’s Attorney General Rob McKenna tipped his anti-gay hand last year by endorsing many of the most virulently anti-gay candidates in the 2010 election. After the election McKenna went the extra mile and used his own campaign email list to rustle up supporters to do ballot rehab for two such candidates. So far this [...]

Attorney General Rob McKenna promotes ballot rehab effort for anti-gay candidates

By: Saturday November 20, 2010 12:28 pm

Washington State’s Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna likes to portray himself as a moderate, as noted recently.  That false image was shattered when he endorsed numerous virulently anti-gay candidates in the 2010 elections.   As if to reinforce the point that he is ardently anti-gay, on Friday Mr. McKenna posted an email (pictured right) asking [...]

Attorney General Rob McKenna’s moderate facade hides an anti-gay plotter

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 10:00 am

Always genteel, Washington State’s Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna likes to portray himself as a moderate.  Being relatively new to Washington, I only started to think about Mr. McKenna’s political positioning recently as LGBT friends & allies started mentioning that they had spotted him at this or that event.  Delighted at the prospect of a [...]

How to squander your credibility as a civil rights advocate

By: Tuesday March 23, 2010 7:00 pm

Update: Just to clarify: there is NO evidence that AG Rob McKenna is transgender, nor is he gay-obsessed like Virginia’s AG.  Dan Savage is using an anti-trans slur to attack a political figure he disagrees with. Update 2: Pam – In the name of putting this in perspective, folks should consider Dan’s reporting and commentary [...]

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