Today, anti-gay activists in Washington state submitted enough
signatures to place the freedom to marry on the November 2012 ballot.
February, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed a freedom to
marry bill into law after it was approved with bipartisan support in the Washington state legislature. The law was scheduled to take effect later this week.
Now, the law will appear on the November ballot in the form of
Referendum 74, which asks Washington residents to decide whether or not
to uphold the freedom to marry in the state.
The marriage opponents’ drop of 200,000 signatures did not come as a
huge surprise in Washington – it was always expected that these
activists would obtain the number of signatures required to put marriage
to a vote in November.
Last week, a poll out of Washington demonstrated majority support for marriage in
the state, with 55 percent saying they believe all loving couples
should be allowed to marry. We need to continue growing that majority in
preparation for the November election.
(Via Freedom To Marry)