Equality California Opts Not to Pursue Prop 8 Repeal


The latest from the Bay Area Reporter:

Equality California has opted not to pursue a repeal of Proposition 8 in 2012, the statewide lobbying group announced this week.

... [a spokeswoman] said public opinion on marriage equality has shifted more in favor of such unions, but "it's just not enough yet to launch an initiative campaign without assuming a tremendous amount of risk."

... Asked about the possibility of trying to repeal Prop 8 at the ballot box in 2012 before EQCA's decision was announced, many LGBT leaders expressed reluctance.

Lorri Jean, CEO of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, said trying to repeal Prop 8 in 2012 would be "a terrible idea."