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OfficeReferendum
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 06, 2012 - 09:00am Central
Polls Close November 06, 2012 - 10:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 2013 - 12:00pm
Term End December 31, 9999 - 12:00pm
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedCrimson December 08, 2012 09:30pm
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Description Ballot Title
The legislature passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6239 concerning marriage for same-sex couples, modified domestic-partnership law, and religious freedom, and voters have filed a sufficient referendum petition on this bill.

This bill would allow same-sex couples to marry, preserve domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserve the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony.

Ballot Measure Summary
This bill allows same-sex couples to marry, applies marriage laws without regard to gender, and specifies that laws using gender-specific terms like husband and wife include same-sex spouses. After 2014, existing domestic partnerships are converted to marriages, except for seniors. It preserves the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform or recognize any marriage or accommodate wedding ceremonies. The bill does not affect licensing of religious organizations providing adoption, foster-care, or child-placement.
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
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05/10/2012 11/06/2012
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Yes 10 ------
No 2 ------
Leaning Call: Yes (83.33%)
Weighted Call: Yes (88.92%)
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02/13/2012 11/03/2012

CANDIDATES
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Name Yes No  
PartyYES NO  
Campaign Logo  
Uncertified Votes 1,659,915 (53.70%) 1,431,285 (46.30%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -228,630 (-7.40%)  
Predict Avg.52.00% 48.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
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Entry Date 00/00/2012 00/00/2012  
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MATCHUP POLLS (9 from 5 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg50.13%-- 42.95%--  
Public Policy Polling 
11/01/12-11/03/12
52.00% 2.0 42.00% 4.0
Elway 
10/18/12-10/21/12
49.00% -- 45.00% --
Strategies 360 
10/17/12-10/20/12
55.00% -- 38.00% --
Washington Poll (University of Washington) 
10/01/12-10/16/12
54.10% -- 38.40% --
Survey USA 
09/28/12-09/30/12
55.00% 1.0 40.00% 2.0
Elway 
09/08/12-09/12/12
52.00% -- 40.00% --
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