Referendum 71 http://www.kplu.org en Gay rights group to publish names of R-71 petition signers http://www.kplu.org/post/gay-rights-group-publish-names-r-71-petition-signers <p>Washington voters who signed an anti-domestic partnership petition in 2009 can expect their names to appear online within a month. That&#39;s the word Tuesday from a Massachusetts-based gay rights group called &quot;<a href="http://www.knowthyneighbor.org/">Know Thy Neighbor</a>.&quot;</p><p><a href="http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/initiativesReferenda/Pages/R-71FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx">Referendum 71</a> was a failed effort by opponents of gay marriage to repeal Washington&#39;s &quot;everything but marriage&quot; domestic partnership law. Now, following a protracted legal battle, a federal judge has ordered the petitions be made public.</p><p> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:09:13 +0000 Austin Jenkins 2938 at http://www.kplu.org Gay rights group to publish names of R-71 petition signers Judge orders release of Ref. 71 petition names http://www.kplu.org/post/judge-orders-release-ref-71-petition-names <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; A federal judge is ordering the public disclosure of signature petitions that forced a vote on a 2009 domestic partnership law.</p><div><p>U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle said in a ruling Monday that it was unlikely that signers would face threats or harassment.</p><p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:33:20 +0000 The Associated Press 2917 at http://www.kplu.org