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Polls Show Voter Support For Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana Legalization

A Public Policy Polling survey this month found majority support (51-42 percent) for “marriage equality” as well as support for a measure to regulate and legalize marijuana. When asked specifically about same-sex marriage: 47 percent were in favor 30 percent preferred the current law (civil unions) 21 percent opposed legal recognition of same-sex couple marriage R-74 and… Continue reading »


State Supreme Court Upholds Privatizing Liquor Sales

In the 2011 election, Washington voters approved Initiative 1183, which shuttered Washington’s state-run liquor system, a Prohibition-era artifact. The day before the measure was to go into effect, the Washington State Supreme Court upheld the law on a 5-4 vote. Read the opinion (pdf).