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  Group to battle Eyman's plan to overturn new gay-rights law
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Last EditedRalphie  Feb 20, 2006 05:43am
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MediaNewspaper - Seattle Times
News DateSaturday, February 18, 2006 11:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionOLYMPIA — Gay-rights activists and supporters have formed a coalition to fight a ballot campaign to overturn a new gay civil-rights law that that bans discrimination in housing, employment and insurance.

Washington Won't Discriminate was formed in response to two ballot measures seeking to challenge the new law, which was signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire last month. The group established a Web site this week and organizers said they are starting to mobilize support across the state.

Even before Gregoire signed the bill, initiative promoter Tim Eyman announced he would promote two ballot measures.

"We know it's important to organize quickly and speak strongly and clearly about how wrong it is to put someone else's rights up for a public vote," Anne Levinson, campaign chairwoman, said Friday.
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