COURT LEGALIZES GAY MOB ATTACKS ON PETITION SIGNERS
U.S. SUPREME COURT LEGALIZES GAY MOB ATTACKS ON PETITION SIGNERS
US Supreme Court rules in favor of "KnowThyNeighbor" - anti-gay marriage petition signers may be published on Internet.
The US Supreme court has ruled by an 8-1 vote that homosexual groups may post the names of signers of anti-gay marriage petitions on the Internet, exposing them to harassment and intimidation. The Massachusetts homosexual group KnowThyNeighbor was a primary group involved in this case. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley had filed an amicus brief supporting the homosexual group. It is a huge victory for the homofacist movement.
The lone dissenter was Justice Clarence Thomas, he wrote:
Just as "[c]onfidence in the integrity of our electoral processes is essential to the functioning of our participatory democracy," so too is citizen participation in those processes, which necessarily entails political speech and association under the First Amendment.
In my view, compelled disclosure of signed referendum and initiative petitions under the Washington Public Records Act (PRA)...severely burdens those rights and chills citizen participation in the referendum process. Given those burdens, I would hold that Washington's decision to subject all referendum petitions to public disclosure is unconstitutional because there will always be a less restrictive means by which Washington can vindicate its stated interest in preserving the integrity of its referendum process.
(Public Advocate filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court supporting the petition signers).
The Massachusetts homosexual activist group "KnowThyNeighbor", had originally posted the names of the 170,000 Massachusetts Marriage Petition signers on the Internet, leading to widespread harassment, intimidation, and even threats of job loss. Since then they've been going to states across the country where marriage petitions were signed, and doing the same thing.
As Massresistance.com reported back in April, and Public Advocate has previously posted on publicadvocateusa.org the group Protect Marriage Washington took the KnowThyNeighbor people to court to block their posting names of the signers of the recent petition for a ballot question on stopping homosexual civil unions. Washington state officials supported the homosexual group in the fight. The 9th Circuit US District Court ruled against them.