The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Jerry Cornfield | jcornfield@heraldnet.com
Published: Friday, June 1, 2012, 12:05 p.m.

Same-sex marriage foes claim enough signatures for referendum

It looks like voters will get the final say on whether Washington allows gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Opponents of the law are claiming to have collected enough signatures to get Referendum 74 on the November ballot. The referendum lets voters decide if they want to keep or discard the law legalizing marriage for same-sex couples.

On its website, Preserve Marriage Washington claims to have 175,437 valid signatures of registered voters. They are looking to reach 180,000 by June 6 – the day it is believed the coalition's leaders will turn in the petitions.

Under state law, the group needs 120,577 valid signatures of registered voters. Here's what happens when those petitions get turned in.
Story tags » PoliticsSocial IssuesDemocratic PartyElectionsNationalRepublican PartyGay marriageLGBT

Subscribe to Daily headlines
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent The Petri Dish posts

digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

loading...
HeraldNet Classifieds

HeraldNet highlights

A very slow invasion
A very slow invasion: Non-native snails take over the Northwest
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year
Girls H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lynnwood High School three-sport star Mikayla Pivec
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year
Boys H.S. Athlete of the Year: Lake Stevens High School quarterback Jacob Eason
In all its glory
In all its glory: The North Cascades on display at the Burke Museum