Opponents Stop Gay Marriage in WA

Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law earlier this year allowing same-sex couples to marry, but opponents of the measure have collected enough signatures to stop it from taking effect. Preserve Marriage Washington submitted about 240,000 signatures to state officials, who will review whether there are enough valid signatures to send the issue for a public vote. Washington’s secretary of state suggests that activists collect about 150,000 signatures to have a cushion, so it appears the issue will make it onto the ballot easily.