A gay rights group has announced it will publish the names of foes of a Washington law that recognizes gay and lesbian couples with nearly all the legal protections of marriage.
On Monday, social conservatives lost their legal case to keep private the names of signers of a petition that attempted to repeal the law.
Conservatives wanted to block the public release of the nearly 138,000 signatures that put Referendum 71 on the state's ballot in 2009. The ballot initiative asked voters to accept – or reject – an expansion of an existing domestic partnership law approved by lawmakers. Voters opted 53-to-46 to keep the law dubbed “everything but marriage” by the media.
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