Times: National forces likely to lead on gay-marriage referendum effort

Times: National forces likely to lead on gay-marriage referendum effort

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Times: National forces likely to lead on gay-marriage referendum effort

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by LORNET TURNBULL / The Seattle Times

NWCN.com

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 3 at 10:31 AM

With same-sex marriage virtually assured in Washington state, opponents seeking to undo it are looking ahead to summer and fall, and to a campaign they say will draw on the resources of national organizations that have waged and won these kinds of fights.

A day after the state Senate approved same-sex marriage on a 28-21 vote and moved the bill to the House, where it's expected to pass, the Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage (NOM) said it's fully committed to repealing the measure in November.

One of the largest national funders in the fight against gay marriage, NOM also is gearing up for ballot battles in North Carolina and Minnesota, where voters this year will decide whether to ban gay marriage in their constitutions, as 29 states already have done.

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