Jun 11, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
Some bad news on the gay marriage issue in Washington state. Although the state legislature voted in favor of same sex marriage, opponents such as the r.c. church and evangelicals, have gathered 241,000 signatures for a referendum to be voted on by the people in the next election; only 120,577 signatures were needed to qualify for the ballot. Whenever there has been a vote to allow gay marriage in every state, we have lost. Although statistics and polls indicate that nearly 50 percent of the state's people favor gay marriage, not all of them vote; and some of them are just not that committed to the issue. Sadly, we might have to wait a few more years when there are more younger voters who favor same sex marriage to cancel out the conservative older ones.