OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The group fighting to overturn Washington's gay marriage law has started running its first TV ads in the state.
The 30-second ad from Preserve Marriage Washington was released on Thursday. The ad is running statewide on both broadcast and cable channels.
Referendum 74 asks voters to either approve or reject the state's gay marriage law that was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Chris Gregoire earlier this year. That law is on hold pending next month's vote.
The ad says that because gay and lesbian couples already have all of the same legal rights of married couples under the state's current domestic partnership law, that R-74 should be rejected.