Well, Washington state has hit the big time now–Stephen Colbert discussed our Referendum 71 on the Colbert Report.
A little background before you watch: the state legislature passed a law expanding benefits for same-sex and senior couples registered as domestic partners, so that they would have the same rights as married heterosexuals. It was dubbed the “everything but marriage” law. Gay haters undertook a petition drive to get the issue on the ballot, so voters would have the opportunity to reverse the legislature’s decision and deny equal rights to gay couples.
Pro-gay-rights activists attempted to make public the names of the people who signed the petitions. (Note that petition signing is not a private act, like voting.) As you might expect, the petition purveyors, who apparently lack the courage of their convictions, went to court to block the move.
So, here’s Colbert. He’s funny, while I’m just crabby.
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