No Gay Marriage For You in 2010, California
|Maybe it'll be a tastier 2012...|
Bohac is, of course, referring to Equality California, the state's behemoth LGBT advocacy organization that headed up the doomed anti-Proposition 8 effort. The organization announced last August it would wait until 2012 to go back to the ballot box in order to build support and resources for its same-sex marriage campaign redux.
While some would say the signature-gathering effort made Restore Equality 2010 the Leeroy Jenkins of ballot measure proposals, California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano said he wouldn't hate on them for trying:
"God know they were sincere," Ammiano told SF Weekly. "The fire in their belly came from really feeling slighted by the narrowness of that victory" for Prop. 8 in 2008. "It was grassroots, so it's hard to want to rain on their parade. I respected their commitment."
Ammiano said the failure hopefully can provide some guidance for a successful endeavor in 2012. "There might be some way to make this a win-win to get some analysis of why it failed: person power or money so we can gird our loins -- as long as it wasn't same sex loin girding -- for 2012."
At least his sense of humor is still intact. !-- >