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Money Bomb Launched for Washington State as Anti-Gay Activists Turn in Signatures to Overturn Marriage Equality: VIDEO


Today, Towleroad is participating in a moneybomb for Washington United for Marriage to counter efforts to overturn marriage equality in Washington state.

Any contributions are welcome. Click HERE or on the thermometer below on the right.

Goal ThermometerSeattle's KING5 says backers of the effort to overturn Washington's marriage equality law will turn in more than enough signatures to qualify a measure for the November ballot:

Joseph Backholm, with Preserve Marriage Washington, said Monday the campaign will turn the signatures in to the secretary of state’s office at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The campaign says it will submit more than 225,000 signatures, well over the number needed to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

The referendum seeks to overturn the measure allowing same-sex marriage in the state that was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire earlier this year. The new law takes effect Thursday unless opponents turn in enough signatures.

Backers of R-74 need to have 120,577 valid voter signatures by Wednesday to qualify for the ballot.

Watch KING5's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Please help WA be the first state to affirm marriage = in a popular vote. And to be clear, the REFERENDUM calls on voters to affirm with a TES vote the law passed by our legislature and signed by our (Catholic) governor. (And yes, there is also a nascent initiative which would require a "no" vote to preserve marriage but that is unlikely to make the ballot.)

    We know we can do it, but we also need your help.


    Posted by: David R. | Jun 6, 2012 12:54:43 PM

  2. Yeah, that would be a "YES" vote.

    Posted by: David R. | Jun 6, 2012 12:56:21 PM

  3. What I want to know is... when Natasha stated that the "Churches are playing a big role in getting enough signatures" for this, why wasn't the question asked about separation of church and state? Why isn't a churches tax exempt status being revoked when churches are participating in politics?

    It's really pissing me off that nationally, churches are very vocally, and very publicly voicing their hatred of the gay community. From cracking wrists, to fencing us in until we starve.. and up to and including cheering on a four-year-old regurgitating the hate he's taught at church and at home. Why aren't questions about tax exemption status on the lips of every reporter when facing these types of stories??

    The same thing back in '08 when the Mormons funneled so much money into Cali to get Prop 8 overturned... C'mon people... don't just write your senators and congress representatives. Write the damn media reporters.. and ask them why they aren't bringing that up in their reports.

    Posted by: theotherlee | Jun 6, 2012 3:05:06 PM

  4. Theotherlee, churches are allowed to engage in activism on issues and social matters. They are only restricted from endorsing particular candidates, but they can engage in political activity regarding issues, according to the IRS.

    Posted by: Luke | Jun 6, 2012 3:47:44 PM

  5. Washington isn't North Carolina. There is opposition east and west.

    Posted by: Garth | Jun 6, 2012 5:50:02 PM

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