A federal judge denied a request Thursday from sponsors of Proposition 8 to issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting the state from requiring further disclosure of donors to the initiative that bans same-sex marriages.
In a decision at a Sacramento district court, U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. ruled against the ProtectMarriage.com - Yes on 8 committee, which sought to protect the identities of about 1,600 donors who have contributed between $100 and $999 since Oct. 18.
A report including the names of those donors is scheduled to be released Monday on the Secretary of State's Web site.
Yes on 8 Campaign Manager Frank Schubert said that the injunction was an attempt to prevent the "ongoing systemic harassment of donors," and that proponents of the initiative were "also concerned about the impact of the harassment on future campaigns."
The ruling is correct. The question now is, how tolerant will the Gay KK be of those who disagree with them. Recent history is not promising.