Oct 192011
 
 October 19, 2011  Court

June Williams reports:

Washington must release the names of people who signed a petition fighting expansion of the state’s domestic partnership law, a federal judge ruled, rejecting the claims of a conservative religious organization that signees would be subjected to harassment if their names were made public.

U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle ruled Monday that Protect Marriage Washington has “not shown serious and widespread threats, harassment, or reprisals against the signers of R-71, or even that such activity would be reasonably likely to occur upon the publication of their names and contact information.”

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