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Gov. Gregoire’s statement on passage of Referendum 71

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2009

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today issued the following statement on the passage of Referendum 71:

“I am extremely pleased that voters have approved Referendum 71. I signed the original bill and believe it is the right policy for our great state. Washington state has a history of fighting to ensure everyone – mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters – enjoys equal rights. From the first bill I signed in 2007 to this new law, we have proudly made great strides on behalf of all Washington families.”