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The ironically-named Courage Campaign officially announced that it would back no such effort due to shrinking support in the polls and lack of financial backing.
Seriously, don’t underestimate the power of small, grassroots organizations fighting for marriage equality. All the money and support poured into Maine did not materialize into anything substantial. What makes people think that big institutional support and funding is all that it takes?
No matter how much I detest the institution of marriage, Proposition 8 is a violation of equal protection and a persistent scar on the California Constitution.
I support Sign for Equality and its efforts to gain signatures to put a proposition to Repeal Prop 8 back on the ballot.
The initiative must gather 1 million signatures by April 5, 2010 to qualify.
Once it gets on the ballot, what are the gay rights groups in California going to do? Lose face again by throwing up hands in protest and defeat? I don’t think so.