Gay divorcee Matt Shea (R-Mead) can’t find a way to justify his discriminatory anti-child, anti-family Referendum 71, so he’s trying to gain voter sympathy by preemptively claiming victimhood in a letter to the editor.  As part of a community whose members actually do get bullied to death, raped, beaten and murdered daily, I can only shake my head in disbelief at wolf Shea’s snarling from beneath sheep’s clothing.  It’s a terribly craven and pathetic attempt to distract voters from the fact that Gary Randall and Larry Stickney have yet to tell petition signers whether they’ll sell, trade or use in-house all the juicy personal information they’ve already copied from the R-71 petitions.

WhoSigned.org is promising to publish, on the Internet, personal information of those signing Referendum 71 to “prevent voter fraud” and “foster discussion.” Yet, that’s not what happened recently in California when a similar website published personal information. Marriage Amendment supporters there had homes and churches vandalized, lost jobs and faced threats of violence and death.

Alliance Defense Fund is involved in a major lawsuit to stop such a flagrant misuse of public information. ADF has set up a hotline (1-xxx-xxx-xxxx) and website www.telladf.org/r71 for Washingtonians who believe they’ve suffered retaliation because their names appeared on WhoSigned.org.

Now, how can ADF be involved in a lawsuit over this when the petition sheets haven’t even been turned in to the Secretary of State yet?  Until that happens, only the referendum backers have access to the data.  It makes no sense.  I also wonder why they aren’t prompting people to call the police if they feel they have a legitimate complaint.  You know, to create a legal record.  To use in a real lawsuit.  Because Matt, I have to tell you that everyone knows ADF distorts the truth.  I mean, just look at the quality of the legal minds that repeat every lie ADF fabricates.  If you really cared about respectable documentation, you’d create a police record.

A little refresher on the marriage history of some of my favorite professional heterosexuals.  Larry Stickney has a 67% personal divorce rate (3 marriages, 2 divorces) and Rep. Matt Shea a 100% divorce rate (1 marriage, 1 divorce).  Both men are on the Protect Marriage Washington Board of Directors.  Both men say that marriage is “one man and one woman for life”, and use an ideal that they personally failed to attain as some sort of weird rationale for repealing the domestic partnership law.

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Gay divorcee Matt Shea (R-Mead) can’t find a way to justify his discriminatory anti-child, anti-family Referendum 71, so he’s trying to gain voter sympathy by preemptively claiming victimhood in a letter to the editor.  As part of a community whose members actually do get bullied to death, raped, beaten and murdered daily, I can only shake my head in disbelief at wolf Shea’s snarling from beneath sheep’s clothing.  It’s a terribly craven and pathetic attempt to distract voters from the fact that Gary Randall and Larry Stickney have yet to tell petition signers whether they’ll sell, trade or use in-house all the juicy personal information they’ve already copied from the R-71 petitions.

WhoSigned.org is promising to publish, on the Internet, personal information of those signing Referendum 71 to “prevent voter fraud” and “foster discussion.” Yet, that’s not what happened recently in California when a similar website published personal information. Marriage Amendment supporters there had homes and churches vandalized, lost jobs and faced threats of violence and death.

Alliance Defense Fund is involved in a major lawsuit to stop such a flagrant misuse of public information. ADF has set up a hotline (1-xxx-xxx-xxxx) and website www.telladf.org/r71 for Washingtonians who believe they’ve suffered retaliation because their names appeared on WhoSigned.org.

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Laurel Ramseyer

Laurel Ramseyer