Anti-gay petition signers afraid to have their names made public

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    Cons show they're wimps, by not wanting their names made public.


    Supreme Court to decide whether Wash. can release names of anti-gay rights petition signers - latimes.com


    JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer

    January 15, 2010 | 1:42 p.m.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday got involved for the second time this week in a case in which opponents of gay rights fear they will be harassed if their views are made public.

    The high court will consider whether Washington state officials can release more than 138,500 names on a petition seeking a vote on overturning the state's domestic partnership rights.

    Protect Marriage Washington, which unsuccessfully opposed the law giving gay couples expanded rights, wants to shield from disclosure the signers of the petition for a referendum on that law. The group says it fears harassment by gay rights supporters, some of whom have vowed to post signers' names on the Internet.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has said before the Nov. 3 vote that the names could be made public, but the Supreme Court blocked their release until it decided whether to hear the case.

    Arguments will be heard later this year.
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    Why give up their identities?...So foaming-at-the-mouth moonbat leftist freaks can harass them?
     
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    After the attacks made on people and property during the Prop 8 debacle in California, can you blame them?

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    This certainly is a queer way to think about this issue...
     
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    I can see why they don't want to deal with the loons showing up at their house, ect.

    I do have a question though, is it standard practice to reveal the names of the signers of a petition? My understanding was that the petition signatures are generally only available to those in authority that check the validity of the signatures.
    So is it normal to publicize the names of those that sign petitions?
     
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    I see it as, they lack the courage of their convictions.
     
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    I see it as a justifiable desire to keep their families and possessions safe.
     
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    Abortion providers like to keep their names out of the public light too. Not that I can blame them. Is this because they lack the courage of their convictions?

    Immie
     
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    Why would someone want to post these names if not to open these people up to harassment.

    They should not be released. No way shape or form.
     
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    Post your full name and address to this thread, or do you lack the courage of your convictions.
     
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