A Washington state judge on Tuesday ruled that a referendum seeking to overturn a gay marriage law will not include the phrase “redefine marriage,” the AP reported.

Attorney General Rob McKenna's original language for the ballot title and summary of Referendum 74 was challenged by both supporters and opponents of the amendment.

Judge Thomas McPhee's final ballot description reads: “This bill would allow same-sex couples to marry, preserve domestic partnerships only for seniors, and preserve the right of clergy or religious organizations to refuse to perform, recognize, or accommodate any marriage ceremony.”

Supporters of marriage equality opposed McKenna's wording, which described the law as one that “would redefine marriage to allow same-sex couples to marry.”

McKenna, a Republican, has publicly stated that he is opposed to giving gay couples the right to marry.

Zach Silk, a spokesman for Washington United for Marriage, claimed victory in an email to supporters, saying the court had “provided a fair and accurate title for Referendum 74.”

McPhee's ruling cannot be appealed.

Washington's gay marriage law was signed by Governor Chris Gregoire in February. Gay and lesbian couples may wed in the state starting on June 7. That is, provided opponents do not gather sufficient signatures to put Referendum 74 on the ballot. In which case marriage equality would be put on hold pending the outcome of a November election.