Numbers in the news
Percentage of Washington secondary school students surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in 2009 who reported hearing homophobic remarks in school on a regular basis.
Percentage of surveyed Washington students who reported hearing teachers comment negatively on someone’s gender expression on a regular basis.
Percentage of surveyed Washington students who reported being verbally harassed due to their real or perceived sexual orientation during the school year.
Percentage of LGBT-identified students who reported skipping class at least once during the school year due to safety concerns, according to a 2011 nationwide survey.
Percentage of nationally surveyed LGBT-identified students who reported having a Gay-Straight Alliance at their school.
Percentage of nationally surveyed LGBT students in small towns or rural areas who reported having a Gay-Straight Alliance at their school.
Percentage of Washington residents surveyed in 2011 who said they would vote to uphold a law passed by state legislature legalizing same-sex marriage.
Percentage of Washington residents surveyed Sept. 2012 who said they were undecided as to whether Referendum 74, a voter referendum that aims to legalize same-sex marriage in the state of Washington, should be approved or rejected.
Signatures obtained by Protect Marriage Washington to put Initiative 1192, which would create a statue defining marriage as between a man and woman, on the November 2012 ballot in Washington.
Dollars raised by anti-same-sex marriage group Preserve Marriage Washington as of July 2012.
Dollars raised by Washington United for Marriage, an organization dedicated to supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage, as of July 2012.
SOURCES: GLSEN.org, washingtonpoll.org, King5.com, Reuters
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