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Petitioning To Repeal Same-Sex Marriage in WA Begins

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Opponents of same-sex marriage have started to collect signatures to repeal the legislature’s approval of gay marriage in Washington. The petitions have hit the streets for on of two expected ballot measures on the topic.

The first out of the gape is Initiative 1192, which would change the Washington Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Pastor Ken Hutcherson says the petitions were popular at the Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, where he preaches.

“It is going absolutely gang-busters from our church and we are challenging other churches to do and catch up to what we’re doing,” Hutcherson says.

The second expected challenge to gay marriage in Washington awaits a judge’s approval of its wording. A court hearing on the referendum language is scheduled for Tuesday.

On the Web:

Initiative 1192 - definition of marriage:

http://sos.wa.gov/_assets/elections/initiatives/FinalText_195.pdf

Referendum 74 - challenge to same-sex marriage law:

http://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/initiatives/text/r074.pdf

Copyright 2012 Northwest News Network

Copyright 2012 Northwest News Network