Sponsor of Anti-Marriage Equality Initiative 1192 Campaigns on His Courtroom Failures

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 4:33 pm

Stephen Pidgeon is the primary sponsor of anti-gay Initiative 1192. If it gets on the November ballot, I-1192 will ask voters in Washington state to reinstate a re-worded version of the state DOMA law that was repealed by the recently-passed marriage equality law. Mr. Pidgeon is also a GOP candidate for Washington state attorney general. [...]

Marriage Discrimination Initiative Backer to Gays: “You shall not sacrifice your pig on our altar!”

By: Monday June 4, 2012 2:48 pm

National Organization for Marriage’s Preserve Marriage Washington and Washington’s Catholic hierarchy, sponsors of Referendum 74, are trying to distract the public from the narrow religious-right worldview that drives their anti-civil marriage equality efforts with talk of families and tradition. They avoiding speaking plainly about their religious belief that gays are an abomination worthy of death, [...]

NOM’s Figurehead Joseph Backholm Muzzles Other Washington Locals

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 3:30 pm

As if to confirm my recent observations, Gary Randall reports that Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has selected Joseph Backholm of Family Policy Institute of Washington to run their remote-control operation in Washington, and has muzzled other local leaders in the anti-gay industry. Taking issue with Joseph Backholm’s power-grabbing solo filing of Referendum [...]

Washington’s Anti-Gay Hydra

By: Tuesday February 14, 2012 3:34 pm

National Organization for Marriage is going to have their hands full trying to control all the back-biting factions within Washington’s anti-gay industry. Did they know what they were in for when they decided to spend upwards of $6 million to interfere in the affairs of a state 2,500 miles distant from their offices in Washington, [...]

The Freedom to Marry Has Always Been the Goal in Washington State

By: Sunday January 22, 2012 4:43 pm

In lieu of respectful debate, opponents of Washington’s marriage equality bill (HB 2516 & SB 6239) are making false claims about marriage equality advocates. State Sen. Val Stevens has alleged that “Domestic partnership claimed to be the goal of the homosexual community …but now they want marriage.” Attorney Stephen Pidgeon is even more pointed in [...]

Ken Hutcherson chickens out, cancels marriage debate plans

By: Monday January 9, 2012 5:01 pm

Pastor Ken Hutcherson, prominent evan-jellyfish Perhaps it takes an “Evan-jellyfish with no spiritual vertebrae” to know one? From The Stranger: Pastor Ken Hutcherson called a minute ago. The Antioch Bible Church pastor and gay marriage opponent says Town Hall (seating capacity 850) is not a large enough venue for the debate on January 18. Unless [...]

Seattle Town Hall Debate on Same-Sex Marriage

By: Thursday January 5, 2012 10:23 pm

Oh my, this promises to be one amazing event. Go reserve your free tickets now and HURRY because seats are limited! Further details at The Stranger. Rev. Ken Hutcherson Jan 18 Wed, 1/18 at 7:30pm at Town Hall Debate on Same-Sex Marriage The region’s leading voices for and against same-sex marriage face off about the [...]

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 [...]

Karen Ocamb: URGENT! Gays could lose Domestic Partnerships in Washington state Nov 3

By: Friday October 23, 2009 3:00 pm

Karen Ocamb at LGBT POV hypothesizes that a failure to preserve the domestic partnership law in Washington state will embolden the radical-right to attack Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships elsewhere.  Scary stuff.  – Lurleen While the eyes of the LGBT nation are now focused on President Obama signing the federal hate crimes bill and on [...]

Referendum 71 opponents use divorcees as poster children and insist they’re not about hate

By: Tuesday September 22, 2009 11:11 am

Floating on a lurid sea of male symbols pornographically piercing female symbols is a picture of the Nelson family of Ozzie and Harriet fame.  This is a new leaflet from the opponents of domestic partnerships in Washington state.  The page title reads “There is something very good in this picture”, with arrows drawn to “Dad” [...]

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