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Washington Sexual Orientation Anti-Discrimination, Initiative 677 (1997)

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Washington Initiative 677, also known as the Anti-discrimination/Sexual Orientation Initiative, was on the November 4, 1997 election ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People, where it was defeated.

Election results

Initiative 677
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No985,16959.66%
Yes 666,073 40.34%

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The question asked on the ballot was, "Shall discrimination based on sexual orientation be prohibited in employment, employment agency, and union membership practices, without requiring employee partner benefits or preferential treatment?"


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