Local News Source: Proponents of R-74 Force Vote


Washington news site KATU:

Opponents of same-sex marriage are set to turn in hundreds of thousands of signatures that will force a new vote on the issue in November.

The new state law legalizing gay marriage was set to go into effect Thursday, but it appears that will not happen. Those against gay marriage plan to unload a heap of signatures at 10 a.m. in Olympia that will place R-74 on the ballot.

... R-74 needs to have 120,577 valid voter signatures to qualify for the ballot, but the Secretary of State's Office recommends at least 150,000 signatures to have a buffer for invalid signatures.

The campaign against gay marriage says it will turn in more than 225,000 signatures. With enough valid ones, the new law, set to go into effect Thursday, will have to wait for an Election Day decision.

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