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Poll Shows WA Voters Support Marriage Equality, Reefer Madness

Some nice news to start Pride weekend with: Public Policy Polling’s latest survey indicates 51% of eligible voters in Washington State support same-sex marriage, with only 42% wanting to overturn the state’s new marriage-equality law in the voting booth.

Governor Chris Gregoire signed the bill into law in February, but opponents were able to garner enough signatures to get the issue put on a referendum in the November election.

Public Policy also polled voters on another controversial measure on the state ballot—the legalization of recreational marijuana. Half of those surveyed supported it, while only 37% were in opposition.

We assume there’s a lot of crossover between the two camps, though we would love to meet a Seattle pothead who was vehemently against gay marriage.