Those who signed petitions to overturn Washington’s same-sex domestic partner law will be able to keep their identities secret – for now, a Washington judge has ruled in a temporary restraining order. The spat over release of the names comes down to this – the names of everyone who signed the petitions are publicly available under Washington’s open-government laws, seattlepi.com reports. A gay rights group wants to post the names online, but the anti-gay rights group has fought the move in court, saying it could lead to harassment. A full hearing has been set for Sept. 3.
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