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  • Washington voters will decide fate of same-sex marriages

    OLYMPIA – Three years ago, Washington voters approved an “everything but marriage” law, giving same-sex couples all the state-granted rights and benefits that married couples have. Now voters will decide …


  • Anti-gay marriage group airs TV advertisements

    OLYMPIA – The group fighting to overturn Washington’s gay marriage law started running its first TV ads in the state on Thursday. The 30-second ad from Preserve Marriage Washington is …


  • Justices: Names can be released

    OLYMPIA – Round One in the fight over names on initiative petitions goes to Washington state, and to other states like Idaho that have similar laws. The U.S. Supreme Court …


  • High court: Petitioners’ names can be released

    Round One in the fight over names on initiative petitions goes to Washington state, and to other states such as Idaho that have similar laws.


  • Domestic partnership measure approved by voters

    Washington voters have approved the state’s new “everything but marriage” law, expanding rights for domestic partners and marking the first time any state’s voters have approved a gay equality measure …


  • Group wants to hide donors in R-71 campaign

    A political action committee opposed to Washington state’s expanded partnerships for gay couples has sued in federal court, arguing it should be exempt from the state’s campaign finance laws.


  • High court blocks release of R-71 names

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked Washington state officials from releasing the names of people who signed referendum petitions to bring expanded rights for gay couples up for …


  • Justice blocks release of R-71 petition names

    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked Washington state officials from releasing the names of people who signed a ballot measure on gay rights. Kennedy’s ruling Monday …


  • Justice blocks names in gay rights ballot measure

    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked Washington state officials from releasing the names of people who signed a ballot measure on gay rights.


  • Court OKs release of R-71 petitions

    SEATTLE – Washington’s secretary of state can release the names and addresses of people who signed petitions calling for a public vote on the state’s expanded benefits for domestic partners, …


  • 9th Circuit lifts ban on release of R-71 petitions

    Washington’s secretary of state can release the names and addresses of people who signed petitions calling for a public vote on the state’s expanded benefits for domestic partners, a federal …


  • Wash. to appeal judge’s decision on R-71 signers

    The state attorney general said Friday he is appealing a federal judge’s decision to keep secret the names of people who signed petitions supporting Referendum 71, which calls for a …


  • R-71 supporter signatures remain shielded

    OLYMPIA – A federal judge Thursday ordered the state of Washington to keep shielding the identities of people who signed petitions to force a vote on expanded benefits for gay …


  • Judge blocks release of petitions for R-71

    OLYMPIA — A federal judge in Tacoma is shielding the identities of people who signed petitions to force a statewide vote on expanded benefits for gay couples.


  • Tacoma judge may release names of R-71 signers

    A federal judge in Tacoma may decide today whether the public can see the names of people who signed Referendum 71. That’s the measure on the November ballot that could …


  • Judge rejects R-71 lawsuit

    SEATTLE – Secretary of State Sam Reed may have accepted tens of thousands of invalid signatures before he certified a November referendum on expanding domestic partnership benefits, a King County …


  • King County judge rejects challenge to R-71

    SEATTLE — Secretary of State Sam Reed may have accepted tens of thousands of invalid signatures before he certified a November referendum on expanding domestic partnership benefits, a King County …


  • Gay partnership referendum makes ballot

    OLYMPIA — Expanded domestic partnerships for same-sex couples could face a public vote after Washington officials ruled that referendum sponsors have enough voter support to force a referendum on the …


  • Wash. gay partnership foes try to shield signers

    State officials won’t resist a temporary restraining order that would block public release of petition signatures for a gay-partnership referendum.


  • Wash. gay partnership foes turn in signatures

    Sponsors of a campaign to overturn the state’s “everything but marriage” domestic partnership law turned in their petition signatures Saturday and said they believe they have enough to force a …

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