Referendum 71

A Note from Dan Savage:

We need to take a stand for equality.

All of us. In Washington, committed same-sex couples and their families now enjoy the same legal protections granted to married couples under state law. The radical right just filed a referendum—Referendum 71—to repeal many of those protections and benefits.

In Washington,  today, we need everyone who believes in equality to take a stand for civil rights and decline to sign the Referendum 71 petitions. Especially straight people.


Opponents of equality need more than 120,000 signatures to place this referendum on the ballot.

Please join thousands of people across Washington in saying no to discrimination by pledging: “I decline to sign!” Please put your name on our pledge not to sign this referendum. Then forward this email to your friends and ask them to sign as well.

Click this link to decline to sign: