Friday, January 30, 2009
A Federal judge has denied a request by the anti-gay bigots to keep secret the names of donors to California‘s Proposition 8 initiative.
U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. ruled Thursday that the state’s campaign disclosure laws are intended to protect the public and are important during expensive initiative campaigns.
Supporters of Proposition 8 had sought a preliminary injunction to hide the identities of those who contributed to their campaign.
The initiative was approved by voters in November. It overturned a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed gay marriage.
Reports that identify those who donated within two weeks of the election or afterward are scheduled to be publicly released Monday.