...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.