Marriage Equality strategy raises issue of privacy in democratic process

The Seattle Times
June 7, 2009
Some members of the marriage equality movement are putting typically arcane, archived public documents about who signed a petition against the freedom to marry within reach of anyone with a computer. Evan Wolfson, executive director of the marriage equality group Freedom to Marry, said it's reasonable for gays to learn how members of their family and their neighbors, co-workers — even friends — stand on issues crucial to their lives. "There's nothing more threatening and intimidating than launching a ballot measure to take away protections from your neighbors," he said. [Link]