Alex Blaze

Things looking up in Washington's domestic partnership battle

Filed By Alex Blaze | September 03, 2009 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: court cases, domestic partnership, judge, litigation, marriage, polling, r-71, Washington

This is some good polling to enter a ballot initiative campaign with (from Washington state, where they'll have an initiative to overturn a law that made domestic partnerships marriage in everything but the name):

But by 2008, 66 percent of registered voters said they supported same-sex marriage (36.7 percent) or full domestic partnerships (29.3 percent). Just 32.6 percent were in support of lesser rights.

I'm also cautiously optimistic about the court challenge to the petition that put R-71 on the ballot as it continues forward. A judge just tossed it on a technicality (yes, the gays are refiling), but she agreed with them on the merits. Apparently that oath on the petition that requires the signature-gatherer to swear to the validity of the signatures actually has to be signed and wasn't just put on the ballot because it looks pretty. (I posted earlier on the specifics of this case, and the anti-gay side seems to have flagrantly and idiotically violated the law.)

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Alex, Bil, and Michael --- I just emailed you about this, but Alex is already on top of it! (I should have known!)

Here is a link for readers who would like it straight from the Seattle Times:

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I'm cautiously optimistic about the court case too.