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Washington voters get final say on gay partnerships, I-1033

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Voters in Washington state are deciding whether or not to approve the state's new "everything but marriage" law.

Referendum 71 asks voters to "approve" or "reject" the final expansion to the state's domestic partnership law, which grants registered domestic partners additional state-granted rights currently given only to married couples.

Opponents to the new law say it is a threat to traditional marriage. Supporters of gay rights say same-sex couples need additional legal protections and rights.

The expanded law adds benefits including the right to use sick leave to care for a domestic partner, and rights related to adoption, child custody and child support.

Initiative 1033 would slap cap on gov't growth

I-1033...

>>In full: Iniative 1033

>>Spokane Public Schools joins list of I-1033 opposition

>>Council opposes initiative capping general fund growth

Voters are delivering a verdict on Initiative 1033, which limits government revenue, cuts property taxes and puts tax hikes on the ballot.

Anti-tax activist Tim Eyman sponsored I-1033. He says it's needed to make sure city, county and state governments grow at a sustainable rate coming out of the recession.

The opposition campaign includes elected officials, labor unions and big business. They say government is already struggling, with big drop-offs in tax revenue and cuts to public services.

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