CALFORNIA: Protect Marriage Sues To Have Donor Names Stricken From Record

Protect Marriage has filed a lawsuit
which demands that the names of their donors during the 2008 Prop 8
campaign be stricken from state records. Because the gays have been mean
to them.

At a hearing Friday before
the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, backers of the
hotly contested and now-overturned ballot measure, Proposition 8,
sought to keep confidential the names of contributors of $100 or more.
But members of the three-judge panel quickly pointed out that the
identities of Prop. 8’s donors have already been released by court
order. “They’ve got all this information on the Internet. You want us to
ignore it?” asked Judge Milan Smith. “How can this court redress the
grievance that you have?” asked Judge Sandra Ikuta. By ordering the
state to remove the names from its website and seal its files, and by
granting an exemption for future elections, replied James Bopp, lawyer
for Prop. 8’s main sponsors, a conservative religious coalition called
Protect Marriage. He said the organization expects to take part in additional “campaigns regarding protecting marriage.”

Are they planning to put marriage back on the California ballot?