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Referendum 71

Gay Rights Groups v. Free Speech in the Supreme Court

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

This morning, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on a significant free speech issue. While I'm not one to celebrate successes by groups like Protect Marriage Washington, in this case, gay rights groups are on the wrong side of history.

Gay Rights v. Free Speech, the Round-Up

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday on the validity of the Washington state law requiring the release of names on petitions submitted in support of referendums.

Doe Versus Reed: Open Government on the Line

Joe Mirabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Mirabella

Accountability in our Government must remain open to public scrutiny. The Supreme court has an obligation to protect the rights of petitioners who wanted an honest electoral system in our state.

Democracy Not for the "Touchy, Feely"

Chris Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Cassidy

Governance is a contact sport that shouldn't allow for having your ideas voted on while you cower from public scrutiny. Voters who passed the Public Records Act understood that; the Supreme Court's respect for that judgment should be applauded.

In the Midst of All This

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Since we're progressives, we know how to multi-task. So let's keep our eye on the ball for health care, and remember to take a second to pitch in for the LGBT movement.

Now What? The Long and Winding Road towards LGBT Equality

Geoff Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoff Kors

Over the past year, voters have stripped away marriage rights in California and Maine. And the California Supreme Court failed in its obligation to protect our fundamental freedom to marry. So now what?

In Washington State, Yes means No to Hate

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

Yes, that is correct. In Washington State, we want to approve a domestic partnership ballot measure the crazies worked for. I know it sounds weird.

Washington Anti-Gay Ballot Measure Signatures Under Scrutiny

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington election workers say they've never seen a ballot measure attract as much scrutiny as this year's Referendum 71, which would strike down a l...