In July we blogged about Referendum 71, the ballot measure that would repeal Washington State's domestic partner laws.
After months of hard work on behalf of Washington Families Standing Together, a group trying to prevent this referendum from making it onto the ballot, it looks like the opposition was successful in gathering the signatures they needed. The domestic partner rights of WA families will be put up for vote in November.
"After a month of counting petition signatures, the secretary of state's office said that Referendum 71 had 121,617 valid signatures — about a thousand more than needed to advance to the general election," reports this article in the Seattle Times.
Opponents of Referendum 71 have asked a judge to block the measure, at least temporarily, saying that election officials accepted thousands of invalid signatures. The judge said she would rule in the case on Wednesday.