Officials at the Washington Secretary of State's Office in Olympia, Wash., sort petitions June 6 for Referendum 74, which will provide for a public vote in November on whether to overturn a gay-marriage law passed by the Legislature. (Assocaited Press)

Officials at the Washington Secretary of State's Office in Olympia, Wash., sort petitions June 6 for Referendum 74, which will provide for a public vote in November on whether to overturn a gay-marriage law passed by the Legislature. (Assocaited Press)