Stories tagged: R-71
Thu., June 24, 2010, 2:06 p.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 5, 2009, 4:59 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 27, 2009, 11:27 a.m.
Gay-partnership foes challenge campaign laws
Opponents of stronger legal partnerships for gay couples must abide by Washington state’s campaign finance laws while a lawsuit challenging those laws’ constitutional footing moves ahead, a federal judge ruled …
Tue., Oct. 20, 2009
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 …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2009, 1:04 p.m.
Appeals court to hear R-71 disclosure case
OLYMPIA — State lawyers will travel to California to argue that petitions for Referendum 71 should be made public.
Fri., Sept. 11, 2009, 2:48 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2009
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 …
Thu., Sept. 10, 2009, 5:07 p.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 9, 2009
Partner benefits closer to vote
OLYMPIA – A judge on Tuesday refused to block a public vote on expanded domestic partnership benefits for gay couples in Washington state. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Thomas McPhee …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2009
Partner rights headed to 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 …
Thu., Aug. 27, 2009, 4:59 p.m.
Supporters of gay partnerships sue over referendum
OLYMPIA — Supporters of the state’s expanded domestic partnership law are suing elections officials, hoping to keep a referendum of the law off the November ballot.
Thu., Aug. 13, 2009
Editorial: Disclosure panel should dismiss pleas for secrecy
Democracy is not a parlor game. When competition among ideas brings core values into conflict, emotions will boil over sooner or later. That’s regrettable, but it’s no justification for abandoning …
Wed., Aug. 12, 2009
PDC won’t seal donor names
OLYMPIA – The state Public Disclosure Commission on Tuesday rejected a request to seal the names of donors to a campaign to overturn Washington state’s newly expanded domestic partnership law. …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2009, 2:38 p.m.
Washington PDC rejects request to seal donor names
OLYMPIA — The state Public Disclosure Commission on Tuesday rejected a request to seal the names of donors to a campaign to overturn Washington state’s newly expanded domestic partnership law.
Wed., July 29, 2009, 10:31 a.m.
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.
Tue., June 2, 2009, 3:12 p.m.
Gay-rights group vows to publicize names of petition signers
Some R-71 opponents have put up a Web site – www.whosigned.org – where they intend to post the names of all 120,577 signers. “We think that it will help neighbors …