Though a judge approved ballot language for Referendum 74 nearly one month ago, the group Preserve Marriage Washington, the NOM-backed group pushing for repeal of the the new law, reports that only 5,680 signatures have been collected. 120,577 valid signatures are needed by June 6 to put the measure on the November ballot, and the organization says it’s aiming to collect 150,000.
A spokesman for the group told the Seattle Times that it would consider hiring paid signature gatherers to reach the minimum threshold needed.
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