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 August 1, 2009  Posted by  Govt, Online, U.S.

If you sign a petition supporting a controversial ballot referendum should your name and address be publicized (posted online) in the interests of transparency?  Do you have a right to privacy or relative anonymity when you engage in political advocacy that trumps the public right to know your identity?  These difficult, increasingly familiar questions are at the heart of a lawsuit brought by Protect Marriage Washington, which has just won a temporary restraining order enjoining the Washington Secretary of State from publishing the names and addresses of people who signed a petition putting the state domestic partnership law on the ballot.  (The law extends to domestic partners all the rights of married couples under state law.)

Read more in The Atlantic.

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