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Anti-Transgender losers lose again I-1552 fails to qualify for November ballot

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Once again, the campaign to deny basic rights for Transgender people has failed. The Washington Secretary of State’s office announced on July 7 that the I-1552 campaign cancelled its 3pm appointment to turn in the petitions that would have put the measure on the November ballot. July 7 was the last day to submit petitions to put the measure before voters. I-1552 would have repealed 10-year-old legal protections for Transgender people and denied them the right to use gender-appropriate restroom facilities. HRC said the initiative’s failure was ‘a victory for equality and validation for Washington’s non-discrimination laws that ensure fair and equal treatment for LGBTQ people in housing, employment and public accommodations.’ According to the initiative’s backers, they fell 20,000 signatures short of the number required to qualify for the ballot, in spite of spending m

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