May 31, 2012
A new poll shows that 54 percent of Washington state voters would uphold the newly passed marriage equality law, including 52 percent of Independents. Opponents plan to submit sufficient signatures to challenge the law with Referendum 74, meaning the law’s effect will be delayed from next week until after the November election. In 2009, Washington voters approved Referendum 71, which legalized “everything but marriage” domestic partnerships for same-sex couples.