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Referendum 71 Signatures Released… But Not Public

Timothy Kincaid

September 3rd, 2009

The suit to release the names of the signatories of Referendum 71 to gay groups seeking to know who signed (and to publish the names) has been delayed for another week. But the opponents of the referendum seeking to have invalid signatures disqualified were provided with the names.

Yes, it’s confusing.

The Stranger:

In a dance between federal and state courts, US District Court Judge Benjamin Settle has just announced that petitions for Referendum 71 will remain sealed until September 10, when he will make his final decision whether the names and addresses of people who signed should be made public. However, Judge Settle did release petitions to Washington Families Standing Together (WAFST), which, earlier this afternoon, filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court to challenge the validity of signatures that were accepted by elections officials.



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Heterosexuals want a playing field that always benefits them. The judge obviously wants to see R-71 get on the ballot so gay people’s rights get ripped away.

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