Referendum 71

Anti-gay, anti-Obama lawyer pushing initiative in Washington opposing marriage equality

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington state legislature won’t take up the marriage equality bill until Jan. 23, which observers say has a good chance of passage, but anti-gay forces are already on the attack.

Everett attorney Stephen Pidgeon, who is well-known in the state for opposing gay rights, has filed an initiative that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Pidgeon has until July to gather 240,000 valid signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot.