Repeal of Prop. 8 Has Less Support Than Expected

Repeal of Prop. 8 Has Less Support Than Expected

The effort started last month to put a repeal of California’s Proposition 8 on the 2010 ballot appears to be losing steam already. Courage Campaign, one of the larger homosexual rights group in the U.S., has announced that it will no longer be supporting the initiative.

Rick Jacobs, the founder of the organization, said in a statement, “We are taking the lessons learned from last year’s Prop. 8 campaign, the campaigns in Maine and other states to understand the fundamental work that must be done before moving forward in California.”

“We also must come together as a community to create a broad coalition and governance structure, put in place a strong manager and secure the resources to win. Right now, the pieces are not all in place to do so confidently,” Jacobs continued.

Equality California, another homosexual rights group, took a similar position in August and is currently preparing to push for a repeal in 2012.

The organization leading the current initiative, Love Honor Cherish, will continue to gather signatures trying to reach the 1 million mark needed to get the measure on the November 2010 ballot.

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