Groups to 'out' those who sign petition against same-sex unions

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    Groups to 'out' those who sign petition against same-sex unions

    group called WhoSigned.org says it will publicize the names of people signing petitions for Referendum 71, which seeks a public vote to overturn a new expansion of Washington's same-sex partnerships.

    WhoSigned.org says it's partnering with the gay rights group KnowThyNeighbor.org to put the names online.

    In a statement Monday, WhoSigned.org says it expects people who see the names online to contact the signers for what may be uncomfortable talks about gay rights.

    Local News | Groups to 'out' those who sign petition against same-sex unions | Seattle Times Newspaper

    disturbing
     
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    Good... I'll give my full name willingly... and give them a rude awakening when they trespass
     
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    sounds like they want to intimidate people in order to change their votes
     
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    Meh ... turn about's fair play ... at least that's the general consensus on both sides.
     
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    Scare tactics like that are more likely to hurt their cause then help it. Publishing a person's name online and calling to lecture them is more likely to make them dig in, if only out of sheer stubbornness and anger, than to get them to change their minds.
     
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    You mean you can get on a no-call list for telemarketers and robo calls, and those companies can be fined, but you're fair game for harassing phone calls about your right to petition government?
     
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    Forgetting the "outing" of people who were gay? Did they not have any right to avoid being harassed as well?
     
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    what are you talking about

    and what general consensus
     
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    exactly, this smacks of voter intimidation, i am surprised this is not illegal
     

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