In Battle For Marriage Equality, Timing May Be Key

The New York Times
October 26, 2009
Adam Liptak writes that although many LGBT equality advocates have expressed concern over the timing of Ted Olson and David Boies' federal challenge to Prop. 8, some political analysts now see U.S. Judge Vaughn R. Walker's courtroom questions and refusal to dismiss the suit as possibly promising. [Link]

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Judge Denies Anti-Gay Prop. 8 Backers Delay on Memos

San Francisco Chronicle
October 26, 2009
U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker on Friday said supporters of Prop. 8 may not delay in handing over campaign strategy documents to plaintiffs in the legal challenge to the initiative looking for evidence of anti-gay bias as they try to overturn it. [Link]

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Op-Ed:  National Organization for Marriage Shows Its True Colors - Sues State of Maine to Change Rep

Californians Against Hate
October 22, 2009

Fred Karger of Californians Against Hate says, "These people [NOM] come into Maine from Washington, DC fully aware of the state election laws, pay $350,000 to professional signature gatherers to qualify their referendum to take away the rights of a minority, and then have the audacity to sue the state to change its years-old election laws." [Link]

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Anti-Gay Group Wants to Hide Donors in Washington State R-71 Campaign

The Associated Press
October 22, 2009

An anti-gay political action committee called the Family PAC filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, arguing that the group should be exempt from the state's campaign finance laws and not have to report the names of donors who contribute to their side of the Referendum 71 campaign. [Link]

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Justices Uphold Ban on Releasing Names on Washington State Petition

The New York Times
October 20, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 8-1 to uphold an order that prevents Washington state from releasing the names of people who signed petitions for Referendum 71. The injunction against releasing the names will remain in place at least until parties involved file new motions. [Link]

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Justice Blocks Names in Washington State Ballot Measure

The Associated Press
October 19, 2009
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday temporarily blocked Wash. state officials from releasing the names of people who signed petitions for Referendum 71. Justice Kennedy said his order would remain in effect while he considers a request by the anti-gay group Protect Marriage Washington to reverse a federal appeals court ruling last week that ordered the release of the names. [Link]

Support Washington State domestic partnerships here.

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Ninth Circuit Reverses Decision on R-71 Signatures

The Stranger
October 15, 2009

The state has won a case to release the names and addresses of people who signed the petitions for Referendum 71, says Washington Attorney General's office spokeswoman Janelle Guthrie, but the signatures will not be immediately released. (Link)

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Judge Walker: Prop 8 Challenge to Continue to Trial

Law Dork
October 14, 2009

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker denied the Motion for Summary Judgment pressed by the proponents of Proposition 8 in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal court challenge to ballot measure passed by California voters in 2008. Judge Walker denied all of the grounds for summary judgment sought by the proponents, who are the Intervenor-Defendants in the case, which keeps the challenge on track toward its set January trial date. (Link)

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Domestic Partnership Foes, Backers in WA Await Ruling

Associated Press
October 14, 2009

Supporters and foes of domestic partnerships await a federal ruling from a three-judge panel on whether petitions for Washington states's Referendum 71 should be made public. (Link)

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Interactive: Marriage Equality Chronology Map


The Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2009
The LA Times introduces a new interactive map to view judicial and legislative milestones in marriage equality and other rights for gay couples over the last decade, along with how state laws have changed since 2000. [Link]


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