Washington’s Referundum 71 Likely Plagued With Invalid Signatures, But Can Move Forward

Despite concerns over thousands of possibly invalid signatures used to get Referendum 71 — which could up or down Washington’s “everything but marriage” law — in front of voters in November, King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector denied a request to stay the ballot measure. But the legal fight aint’ over:”Spector said challenges to a referendum must be filed in Thurston County Superior Court after certification – and supporters of the “everything but marriage” law still had that option for trying to get R-71 off the ballot. The group that brought the original lawsuit – Washington Families Standing Together – said it would go to court in Thurston County to try to block R-71.”