On August 11, U.S. District Court Judge Benjamin Settle ruled that the names and addresses of people who signed the 2009 petition concerning the Washington state civil unions law should remain private, pending the next phase of the lawsuit. Doe v Reed, C09-5456.
On June 24, 2010, in this same case, the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that names and addresses of people who sign ballot measure petitions do not automatically receive privacy protection. Instead, the Court said each petition secrecy controversy should be decided on its own merits. If a court finds a likelihood that signers would be harassed, the names and addresses should not be released; otherwise they should be.
The August 11 order simply says that the names and addresses will remain private while the U.S. District Court holds a trial on whether harassment is likely or not. See this story.