The Supreme Court seems skeptical of arguments that the names on a petition asking for the repeal of Washington state’s domestic partnership rights should be kept secret.
Several justices questioned Wednesday whether people who voluntarily participate in a public referendum should then expect privacy. Justice Antonin Scalia said “running a democracy takes a certain amount of civic courage.”
Gay rights opponents are asking the court to protect the anonymity of the petition signers.
You’ll recall that this is all about the religious right wanting to hide who their homophobic brethren are. They’re afraid to have their names on petitions published, lest gay “terrorists” come and eat their children in the middle of the night.