Monday, March 23, 2009

2010 Initiative to Repeal Prop 8 Begins


"A group seeking to repeal Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in California, is expected to begin collecting signatures this week to have the measure overturned.

The Secretary of State on Friday gave the group Yes on Equality until Aug. 17 to collect the nearly 700,000 signatures needed to qualify its initiative for the 2010 ballot.

It is one of two ballot measures to repeal Prop 8. Earlier this month, two college students were given the OK to start collecting signatures for a proposed ballot measure to strike the word “marriage” from all state laws.

The measure would repeal the ban, and define domestic partnerships as unions between all couples, regardless of sexual orientation.

The important fact to note is that Yes! on Equality does not have the signatures yet, therefore are not an official initiative campaign. They have just been released by the attorney general to collect signatures. Go to Yes on Equality to see how you can volunteer.

See full press release

1 comment:

  1. I've come to believe November 2010 is far preferable to June 2010 for the next ballot initiative. The Yes on Equality folks are aiming for June, and I can't support that.

    I also can't support pursuing a ballot initiative BEFORE the Supreme Court Decision is handed down.

    This has not been played well by the folks at Yes on Equality. They filed with the Atty General BEFORE eliciting broad support for their proposed initiative. Their timing has been off, all across the board.