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Gay marriage opponents turn in more than 241,000 signatures

Post by Jordan Schrader / The News Tribune on June 6, 2012 at 11:01 am with No Comments »
June 6, 2012 11:02 am

That’s activists’ count of the voters who signed their petitions seeking to overturn the law passed last winter by the Legislature.

Preserve Marriage Washington handed in the signatures this morning.

State elections officials still need to check the names, but with double the number of signatures they need to be valid to make the ballot, voters are almost certain to have the final say Nov. 6 on Referendum 74.

Regardless, the filing halts the same-sex weddings that otherwise would have proceeded Thursday.

Here’s my story in today’s paper previewing what looks to be an emotional and expensive ballot fight.

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