Referendum on Marriage in Washington State Qualifies For November Ballot

Associated Press
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June 13, 2012

A referendum on marriage equality in Washington state has qualified for the ballot.

The secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that Referendum 74 passed the signature-verification process that has been taking place since last week.

Sponsors turned in 247,331 signatures, far more than the minimum of 120,577 valid voter signatures required. A 3 percent random sample was done and of the 7,561 signatures that were sampled during the check, 6,877 were accepted and the rest were rejected.