gay marriage cake ornament*A coalition of groups seeking to overturn Washington State’s same-sex marriage law received twice as many signatures as would be needed to have a referendum for November, says the Christian Post.

Preserve Marriage Washington collected about 242,000 signatures to get the referendum on marriage definition put on the November ballot; the minimum number of valid signatures needed was approximately 120,000.

Joseph Backholm, chairman of PMW, told The Christian Post that the cause for the success rate for this signature gathering was the grassroots effort launched.

“We had more than 1,500 churches and more than 5,000 individuals involved in the signature collection effort,” said Backholm.

“We know those trying to redefine marriage are highly motivated, well organized, and well-funded. We expect to have to work very hard and will need the involvement of every common sense conservative in Washington State.”

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