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.