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Judge rules names of gay rights opponents can be kept secret

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  1. So much for America’s open democracy…. and well done to the cowards too afraid to be public on their bigotry, it only proves they know deep down what they believe is intrinsically wrong.

  2. disgusting and cowardly.

  3. Har Davids 11 Sep 2009, 1:16pm

    So, it’s not even possible to check if a petition has been properly signed and people just have to take the word of the organisers? This should give plenty of opportunities for rigging, something bigots wouldn’t mind doing.

  4. Much as I hate to say it, this is probably a good thing. As I understand it, a lot of the people signing the petition were conned into thinking they were signing a petition for something entirely different. That means that if the names were released and the inevitable (and well-deserved) witch hunt started, a lot of innocent people would get caught in the crossfire.

    Yep, they’re down to using civilians as shields now. Where have we seen that before?

  5. Mihangel apYrs 11 Sep 2009, 1:48pm

    so much for a “Public” petition: if you sign your name to something, you ought to have the courage of your convictions to stand up for it, after all they’re interfering in policy making.

    And as others have asked, how can you validate the signatures as genuine?

  6. Mary Stkis 11 Sep 2009, 3:07pm

    Fascinating how the straight people claim that they will be threatened by gays (oh yeah we are the vicious group with those high heels, maybe even worse than the Klu Klux Clan) and be protected under the law (secret ballots signatures. For the life of me, I just can’t seem to remember a gay person ever attacking a straight person because they are heterosexual? Am I missing something here?

  7. darkmoonman 11 Sep 2009, 3:43pm

    Another damning point is that when Gay organisations in Washington have requested that signatures be kept private, they were denied because state law requires that petition signatures be public. Once again, different interpretations of the same law based on whether the persons are pro-Gay-rights or anti-Gay-rights.

  8. Mihangel apYrs 13 Sep 2009, 11:04am

    darkmooonman:
    in these cases the law has been interpreted by the anti-gay faction and with typical hypocrisy: defend the bigots and expose gays to possible persecuction.

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