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Disclosure setback for Prop. 8 backers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Supporters of California's former same-sex marriage ban have endured another setback, with a panel of federal judges ruling that anyone who donated $100 or more to the initiative must be publicly identified.

The proponents of Proposition 8, the voter-approved initiative that was overturned as unconstitutional, complied with the state's campaign disclosure laws in 2008 when some of its donors were threatened and harassed.

They later the disclosure requirements but were unsuccessful, and then sought to have the donors' names removed from its website.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1jTf7kV ) that the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that the disclosure law is an established measure and that the publicly known names couldn't be suppressed even if the court wanted to.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com

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