Friday, June 25, 2010
Washington State anti-gay referendum secrecy nixed by Supreme Court
The case is Doe v. Reed regarding Washington State Referendum 71, which would have kept Washington’s domestic partnership law from taking effect.
The Supreme Court opinion is available here.
The Lambda Legal press release is here.
Update: June 28
Robert Barnes has an article on the decision in the Washington Post today, and notes that a couple justices did express strategic concern that the power of the Internet could lead to petitioners (or disclosed financial contributors) to a socially unpopular campaign to be harrassed, intimidated or threatened. This is a nasty underbelly of Internet democracy, perhaps, link
Picture: From Washington DC Pride (not Washington state).