Referendum 71 Approved in Washington State

R71 Voters in Washington state have approved Referendum 71, the AP reports:

"With about 69 percent of the expected vote counted Thursday in unofficial returns, R-71 was leading 52 percent to 48 percent. The
measure asked voters to approve or reject the latest expansion of the
state's domestic partnership law, granting registered domestic partners
additional state rights previously given only to married couples."