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Topic - Joseph Backholm
Washington's gay marriage law was blocked from taking effect Wednesday as opponents filed more than 200,000 signatures seeking a public vote on the issue in November.
Opponents seeking to overturn Washington's newly signed same-sex marriage legislation may not have the governor or the Legislature on their side, but they do have history.
"The current definition of marriage works and has worked," said Joseph Backholm, the chair of Preserve Marriage Washington.
In 31 states, the voters have decided on this, and the voters always decide marriage is between one man and one woman," said Mr. Backholm, "even in relatively liberal states like California and Maine."