Petitions for Referendum 74 are getting printed today and will be distributed around the state starting tomorrow, said Joseph Backholm, executive director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington and a leader in the coalition pushing for the law's repeal.
Preserve Marriage Washington, which filed R-74, must turn in at least 120,577 valid signatures of registered voters by June 6 to get on the November ballot. If they do, the law will be put on hold until the outcome of the election is known.
The coalition does not intend to hire professional signature gatherers, Backholm said.
“I don't think we need to,” he said, noting 4,000 people have asked the coalition for petitions to circulate. “I don't think it's going to be a squeaker.”
The coalition could not print petitions until a court ruled on the exact wording that would appear on the ballot should it qualify. That answer came yesterday in a Thurston County courtroom where Washington United for Marriage secured several wording changes it sought.
Most recent The Petri Dish posts
- PDC won't act on GOP complaint against Inslee campaign July 23
- DelBene filling up coffers as Scott gears up campaign July 22
- Senate suspends I-1351, delays biology test requirement July 9
- Senate GOP, Democrats reach deal that could end session July 8
- Inslee signs 'forward thinking' budget, averts shut down July 1
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.