Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Referendum Redux: Washington State (Up-Dated)

Protect Marriage Washington - which insists it only wanted to "protect traditional marriage" when it got into bed with the National Organization for Marriage in order to over-turn Washington state's "everything but marriage" Domestic Partnership law, which had nothing to do with their Theofascist concept of "traditional marriage", in the first place - is back in court again.  They are trying to stop, or at best delay a recent SCOTUS ruling insisting that when one signs a petition to enact change to a law that they are essentially acting in the position of the Legislature.  They are now worried that, when the records become public, Gay Rights group will publish them and their businesses may be hurt either through vandalism or a boycott (not that Theofascists haven't attempted to intimidate Pagan businesses or Gay bars, often through domestic terrorist techniques such as bombings!):
...Washington voter's up-held the new [Gay rights] statue. 
In June of 2010 the nation’s High Court ruled eight to one in the “Doe V. Reed” case that the names could be released. The ruling dealt with claims by foes of the new gay rights law that disclosing their names would violate their First Amendment rights. However the justices said the plaintiffs could go back to a lower court to try to get a specific exemption on other grounds.
In a statement, James Bopp, Jr., Protect Marriage Washington’s lawyer, said he provided examples of threats to people in his most recent court filing.
“What is becoming increasingly evident is that some groups and individuals, certainly a minority, have resorted to advancing their cause, not by debating the merits of the issue but by discouraging participation in the democratic process itself.  The First Amendment was designed to ensure that all groups, whatever their persuasion, could participate fully in our Republic. That breaks down when some groups or individuals are cowed into silence for fear that they or their families will be targeted or threatened if they speak up,” Bopp said.
I just wish that these Theofascists would grow a set of brass balls for once, and stop playing the victim card every time they attempt to cowardly oppress a minority, when that minority shows some courage and fights back to defend their community!

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