Equality California Considers 2012 Prop 8 Ballot Initiative

Equality California is seeking input from the community as it considers whether to launch a 2012 ballot initiative to repeal Proposition 8.

Eqca Writes the group's Interim Executive Director Jim Carroll, in an email:

So what do we, as a community, do? Do we wait until the courts rule? Do we move forward and try and win marriage back at the ballot box? And if so, what level of public support do we need before we return to the ballot?

Equality California will be engaging in the same process we did in 2009 before we make any recommendation. We will conduct a poll of likely 2012 voters, speak to political experts, consult with our coalition partners and engage with our members and the LGBT community.

This decision must be thoughtful, and we want your input throughout the process. We are launching a survey to get your thoughts before we do polling or speak to experts. And we will be holding 10 town halls around the state and a virtual town hall so everyone can participate. 

Feel free to put your $.02 in here.

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) gloats that this is a sign LGBT advocates expect to lose the federal court case challenging Prop 8.

Prop 8: Back to the Ballot in 2012? [rex wockner]