CA Gay group will wait until 2012 for Prop 8 repeal effort

After much handwringing and consideration, Equality California, the gay rights organization, has decided to hold off until 2012 to push for a ballot initiative to repeal Prop 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. An impassioned debate over whether to place an initiative on either the 2010 or 2012 ballot had been playing out over the past several months.

I initially wrote about it here last month, when three gay rights organizations successfully got the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in DC on board  to wait until 2012, which at the time I suspected was the writing on the big gay wall.

In a related matter, some gay leaders are at odds over a hastily planned march for marriage equality in Washington DC this fall, on October 11th.

3 Replies to “CA Gay group will wait until 2012 for Prop 8 repeal effort”

  1. Seems to me that 2012 is the wrong date, as it clashes (again) with the presidential election. My hunch would be that people who are against are mildly against, and would not turn up to vote on this issue. The people who are for the issue would turn out to vote, so the best chance is to go when turnout is going to be lower.

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