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Washington State Domestic Partnership Signature Case Back in Court

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Opponents of the state's expanded domestic partnership law are going back to court to try to block the release of names of people who wanted the law overturned.

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that generally, the release of petition signatures does not violate voters' constitutional rights. However, the high court said Protect Marriage Washington could go back to the lower courts and try to prove that the release of their names would put them in danger.

Protect Marriage is now asking the U.S. District Court in Tacoma to continue blocking release of the names and addresses of people who signed Referendum 71 petitions. A hearing has not yet been set.
      
      
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