Tag Archives: Referendum 71

Washington’s R-71 Loser Is Super Pissed About JMG Reader’s Email Campaign

On Thursday I told you about Paul Thomasson, the JMG reader who has launched a campaign to email every person who signed the petition to place Washington state’s failed Referendum 71 on the ballot. Yesterday Gary Randall of Protect Marriage Washington, the group that lost every court battle to cloak those names, bitterly complained about Thomasson. I would suggest you ...

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JMG Reader Reaches Out To Signers Of Washington State’s Referendum 71

JMG reader Paul Thomasson writes to tip us to a project he’s embarked upon in which he is using the just-released list of names on an anti-gay petition to write and ask for a reconsidered attitude in Washington state’s upcoming ballot battle on marriage. Hit the link to read Paul’s full email and to see the more than 50 responses ...

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WASHINTON: Referendum 71 Names Now Online In Searchable Database

Dominic Holden reports at Slog: After years in federal courts and months of transcription, WhoSigned.Org went live this afternoon with a searchable database that includes the names and addresses of people who signed Referendum 71 in 2009. The referendum petition, circulated by anti-gay activists with the group Protect Marriage Washington, was an attempt to overturn Washington State’s domestic partnership law ...

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SCOTUS Won’t Block R-71 Names

The Supreme Court has declined to block the release of the names on Washington State’s Referendum 71 petition. The decision is seen as portending against NOM, should their similar battle ever reach the nation’s highest court. “This means we can once again release these public records,” said Katie Blinn, co-director of state elections in the office of Secretary of State ...

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WASHINGTON: Federal Court Orders Release Of Referendum 71 Names

Much to the anguish of the anti-gay hate industry, today a federal judge ordered the release of the names on Referendum 71, the 2009 petition attempt to repeal Washington state’s domestic partners law. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle said in a ruling Monday that it was unlikely that signers would face threats or harassment. Opponents of the law that expanded ...

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Pastor Ken Hutcherson Issues Bizarre DOMA Warning: This Cobra Will Bite You

This has nothing to do with the Bronx Zoo. Probably. Hutcherson, you may recall, led the failed effort to block Washington state’s Referendum 71, which grants most of the rights of marriage, but not the name. (Source: Towleroad via Pam’s House Blend)

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Washington State Gets Marriage Bill

Yesterday lawmakers in Washington state used the occasion of Valentine’s Day to introduce a marriage equality bill, fulfilling the dire warnings of anti-gay activists who had predicted that the 2009 failure of Referendum 71 was a mere stepping-stone to full equality for gays. This Valentine’s Day, Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, and Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, said the night is darkest ...

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R-71 Petition Names Remain Sealed

Even though the Supreme Court ruled in June that forcing Protect Marriage Washington to disclose the names on their petitions was not unconstitutional, yesterday a federal judge blocked the release of the names as the bigots continues their bid to show that violent homofascists will rain down retribution if R-71’s signers become known. U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle ruled Wednesday ...

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PhoboQuotable – James Bopp

“We will now ask the district court to rule on whether we are entitled to a special exemption, if we can prove traditional marriage supporters were targeted for harassment and intimidation. We believe there is more than ample evidence. “What we have, since the adoption of Proposition 8, is a very transparent nationwide strategy by the gay activists to harass ...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules Names On Referendum 71 Must Be Made Public

The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled that anti-gay activists in Washington state MUST make public the names on Referendum 71. Protect Marriage wanted to keep the names secret, claiming they feared retribution from “violent homofascists.” The ruling (PDF) was 8-1, with Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. Justices ruled in a case called Doe V. Reed. They heard oral arguments in ...

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PhoboQuotable – Wendy Wright

“But Justice Scalia – this was a big surprise for me, his skepticism on this argument. But it’s making me think that in fact he’s thrown down the gauntlet for many of us who want to protect the privacy of those who are afraid of being intimidated. He said, and this is the quote that’s gonna make it in all ...

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EARLY REPORT: Supremes “Skeptical” About Protect Marriage’s Argument

According to early reports from today’s Supreme Court hearing of the Referendum 71 case, justices on both sides of the ideological aisle are rather skeptical of Protect Marriage’s claim that violent homosexuals will rain down retribution on the signers of the anti-gay petition. Even Scalia seems to be on the correct side. Supreme Court justices from the left and the ...

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TODAY: Supreme Court Hears R-71

The Supreme Court will hear the case of the terrifying homofascists today, as Protect Marriage Washington pleads to keep the names of the supporters of Referendum 71 shielded from public review. The Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders note the horrifying examples cited in one amicus brief. Via press release: – A country club member in California, a supporter of ...

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SCOTUS To Hear Referendum 71

This Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from Protect Marriage Washington, who fears retribution from violent homofascists should the names on Referendum 71 become public knowledge. The Court’s decision could affect the transparency of the referendum process nationwide. Though Referendum 71 is at the heart of the legal dispute, the issues are far broader, including how open the ...

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UNBREAKING: World Net Daily’s Lies Makes The Baby Jeebus Cry

Today’s top BREAKING! story on World Net Daily is about that Christian hit list all us violent homofascists have been working on. And, yup, they cite JMG as a hit list ringleader. With reported cases of bullying, organized boycotts and threats of violence against the signers of traditional marriage initiatives in several states already – and homosexual activists pledging to ...

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Concerned Women Are Concerned About Violent Homofascist Predators

The Concerned Women for America today filed a Supreme Court brief in support of the attempt to suppress the names of those that signed Washington state’s homophobic Referendum 71. Because them violent homofascist predators iz gonna whup somebody! Penny Nance, CEO for Concerned Women for America, said, “CWA seeks to protect the individuals who signed the petition from having their ...

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R-71 Backers To SCOTUS: Violent Homosfascists Are Going To Beat Us Up

The bigots attempting to shield the names of the other bigots who signed the bigoted Referendum 71 petition in Washington state have written to the U.S. Supreme Court. Their message: “If you force the release of the names on the petitions, violent homosexuals will unleash their fury on us!” Writing the high court Thursday, proponents of Referendum 71 — which ...

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SCOTUS To Hear R-71 Case In April

The U.S. Supreme Court has posted a hearing of Washington state’s Referendum 71 petition signatures case on its April 28th docket. Via Dominic Holden at Slog: According to a docket published today, the court will examine whether “the First Amendment right to privacy in political speech, association, and belief requires strict scrutiny when a state compels public release of identifying ...

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SCOTUS To Hear R-71 Petition Names Disclosure Case

Yet another omen. Considering the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that Prop 8 opponents are rightfully terrified of violent homofascists, it doesn’t bode well that they’ve agreed to hear the appeal of the decision to release the names on Washington state’s anti-gay R-71 petition. The justices said Friday they’ll consider an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the names ...

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SCOTUS May Hear R-71 Appeal On Release Of Petition Names

On January 15th the U.S. Supreme Court will decide if it will hear the appeal of Protect Marriage Washington over the decision to force the release of the names of those who signed Referendum 71. The court likely will announce later that day or the following Monday if it will take the R-71 petition case. If the court declines to ...

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