Is California ready for 2010 vote on gay marriage?
Could California be voting on gay marriage again next year? Well, there is a new group, Yes! on Equality, that is beginning a campaign for the "2010 Marriage Equality Initiative." It's hard to say how serious this is, and whether voters really want to take this issue up again, but the website says organizers have learned their lesson from Prop. 8:
In addition to starting early, there are numerous factors that distinguish the Yes! Campaign. Perhaps the most paramount, is the inclusion of people. RollingStone, in a critical analysis of the No on 8 Campaign, noted that No on 8 failed to create a grassroots style organization and excluded LGBT community leaders. The Yes! Campaign recognizes this and has therefore built its foundation upon the inclusion of a diverse set of people. The purpose of this campaign is not to turn-away supporters, but rather to bring them together for a more effective outcome. Connecting with other minorities is an imperative part of this cohesion. The Yes! Campaign is continuing where other attempts left off by targeting all groups in our society.
Examiner.com reports signature gathering is coming.
-- Shelby Grad
Photo: Los Angeles Times file