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 [...]

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 [...]

Washington state’s radical-right uses the fetus as a political football

By: Sunday August 15, 2010 9:36 pm

There was already plenty of bad blood between Pastor Joe Fuiten, a long-time adversary of choice and LGBT equality, and other fixtures of Washington state’s radical-right.  Last year, Fuiten calculated (correctly) that the Washington electorate would approve Washington’s Domestic Partnership Expansion Bill of 2009 by approving Referendum 71 at the polls.  Fuiten stated as much [...]

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 [...]

Protect Marriage Washington lays their hatred bare

By: Wednesday October 21, 2009 3:30 pm

Are the homosexuals finally going to take control of our culture and push their depraved lifestyle on our children and families? — Val Stevens Tuesday, Larry Stickney posted to his Protect Marriage Washington website a letter from state senator Val Stevens.  Gone is the disingenuous claim that “Our opposition is not about hate.  It’s about [...]

Protect Marriage Washington’s Full Frontal Fraud?

By: Thursday September 3, 2009 10:00 am

You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?  –  Jesus All this news about militant heterosexualists fraudulently “signing” R-71 petition declarations with Larry Stickney’s signature stamp got me thinking: where had I seen pen-wielding people mulling over the backs of petitions?  Aah yes, [...]

The Video That Larry Stickney Doesn’t Want You To See

By: Wednesday June 24, 2009 11:00 am

The anti-child, anti-family folks at Protect Marriage Washington (Larry Stickney) and its non-cooperative competitor Faith & Freedom PAC (Gary Randall) have “released” a video.  It has the catchy title “R-71: Lawmakers Encourage Christian Participation!” and features state senator Val Stevens and representative Matt Shea. I’d post the video here, but apparently they don’t want this [...]

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