. . . “Putting the names and employers of the people who supported Proposition 8 on the Internet for anyone to see has caused serious problems,” said James Bopp Jr., the lead attorney for Prop. 8 supporters. “No one should worry about getting a death threat because of the way he or she votes . . .
“Our laws should ensure free participation in the democratic process, and not result in compromising the free speech and association rights of guaranteed to all Americans,” said ADF Legal Counsel Tim Chandler, a local counsel in the case.
“Citizens shouldn’t have to choose between being involved in the democratic process and subjecting themselves to acts of vengeance,” he said.
The lawsuit challenges parts of California’s campaign finance laws that require people who donate as little as $100 to have personal information revealed on the Internet as unconstitutional violations of free speech. The lawsuit also challenges parts of the campaign finance laws that require reporting of donations after a proposition has been voted on as unconstitutional . . .
AP: Calif. gay marriage foes want donors anonymous