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By Roger Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

R-90 passes


November 5, 2020

OLYMPIA – Despite a parental uprising over an “inclusive” sexual education mandate, Referendum 90 was passing after an initial election night tally Nov 3.

Approval of R-90 reaffirms a law passed by Democrats in Olympia last spring that requires all public schools to start teaching a sexual education curriculum, which includes alternative lifestyle intimacy, in all grades starting with kindergarten.

The initial count showed the measure had 1,916,159 supporting votes statewide, or 59.38%, as of press time. Opposition, at that time, tallied 1,296,337 votes, or 40.35%.

Of the state’s 39 counties, voters in only 15 were supportive.

In Whitman County, voters were supporting the curriculum, dubbed “seXXXed” by many conservative parents. The initial county tally showed 8,077 votes, or 55.83%, in favor and 6,389 votes, or 44.17%, opposed.

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Roger Harnack, Publisher

Roger Harnack is the co-owner/publisher of Free Press Publishing. Having grown up Benton City, Roger is an award-winning journalist, photographer, editor and publisher. He's one of only two editorial/commentary writers to ever receive the international Golden Quill. Roger is dedicated to the preservation of local media, and the voice it retains for Eastern Washington.

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