Like a Certain Denver Family, Referendum 71’s Supporters Will Be Exposed


Sunday was National Coming Out Day. But opponents of Washington State’s domestic partnership laws, who signed a petition to get Referendum 71 on the November ballot, will have a coming out all their own: The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California just overturned a lower court’s ruling and declared the names of of those who supported Protect Marriage Washington’s ballot measure can be made public. Sometimes people do keep their promises.

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  • Brian


  • Brian

    Thank you for covering this important development, but please consider clarifying the headline to this story. We need to approve R71 in order to retain domestic partnership rights. There is a lot of confusion among the electorate. I have spoken with people who support equality that thought they should reject R-71 because it was created by those who fear and hate equality. Now that it is on the ballot, we all have to support it and vote to approve. Thanks for considering this request. I really appreciate Queerty’s coverage of issues in our state.

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