The crosstabs of the poll are fascinating. A stunning 87% of Democrats support marriage equality (with a mere 7% oppose) while 61% of Republicans oppose marriage equality and 22% support it. King County (which includes Seattle) is the most populous county in the state and voters there support marriage equality by a 60-30 margin. Women (who make up 55% of the electorate) approve of marriage equality at a 61-29 margin while men favor marriage equality 47-38. The only other significant slice of the electorate which opposes marriage equality in Washington state are McCain voters, who oppose it 61-20. Independent voters support marriage equality by a 52-36 margin.
Next week, heterosexual supremacists are expected to submit as many as 150,000 signatures instigating a referendum and preventing the new marriage law from going into effect until after the November 2012 election. Washington United for Marriage, the group protecting the marriage equality law from attack by homophobic religious extremists released a statement:
Washington is one of the three states which could be voting to legalize marriage equality this fall, along with Maine and Maryland. In Minnesota, they will be voting on a(nother) constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality. Of course, we at MadProfessah.com will be following these developments very very closely.