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 [...]

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 [...]

Washington’s statewide vote for full domestic partnerships is official

By: Wednesday December 2, 2009 2:00 pm

It’s official!  Governor Chris Gregoire and Secretary of State Sam Reed certified the election results on Tuesday.  The new domestic partnership law will now go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, December 3.  There are currently  13,082 people in registered domestic partnerships in both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples where at least one partner is [...]

Randall & Stickney trying to influence the R-71 validation process with phone calls

By: Wednesday August 19, 2009 3:02 pm

Larry Stickney and Gary Randall are apparently concerned about the rejection rate of signatures on their anti-domestic partnership Referendum 71.  At about 11%, R-71′s cumulative to-date signature rejection rate is the lowest in recent memory, and is still well below the drop-dead rate of 12.4% that would keep the referendum off the ballot.  Further, if [...]

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