Just three days after filing suit, evangelical activists are abandoning their bid to rewrite the ballot title for Referendum 71. The proposal asks voters whether they want to adopt or reject new rights passed by the Legislature for same-sex partners who sign up on the state's registry. [...]
Larry Stickney of the Washington Values Alliance requested the dismissal on his own motion to challenge the wording crafted by the Attorney General’s Office.
That's correct: Stickney filed a referendum, waited until the last possible day to challenge the ballot title, and then withdrew the challenge. A real wizard, this one. Now he can begin printing petitions—which, hilariously, must include the entire 114-page domestic-partnership bill on one sheet of paper.