The Washington State Supreme Court recently ruled that the state could prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying because the state has a legitimate interest in preserving marriage for procreation.
In a clever response, gay marriage activists have filed a state initiative that will allow only couples capable of having kids to marry, and require that they file “proof of procreation” within three years of the marriage. If not, the marriage would be annulled. It will also require that couples married in other states provide proof of procreation and will make it a crime to get marriage benefits without meeting the procreation requirement.
The Washington Secretary of State has accepted the initiative as a potential ballot measure. Activists need to get 224,800 signatures to get it on the November ballot.