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Monday, September 14, 2009

An Update - Appealing the Decision Withholding the Names of Supporters for Referendum 71

Washington State says it will appeal the decision of a federal judge to block the release of the names of supporters for Referendum 71, which is described as an effort to overturn the state's "everything but marriage" same-sex domestic partner law.

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna will ask for an expedited review by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. McKenna criticized the ruling as "a step away from open government."

For more information, see the seattlepi.com article here and the Seattle Times article here.

Here's another article from thestranger.com.

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