Delaying Gay-Marriage Initiative Until 2012 Makes No Sense

Some backers of a California gay-marriage initiative say they will wait until 2012 to run a statewide referendum that would overturn Proposition 8, according to the Chron. But others say they will press ahead with a campaign for the November 2010 election. At this point, it makes sense to go for it in 2010 – and 2012 if it loses next year, plus continue with the legal fight. The argument that voters will be less likely to vote for same-sex marriage rights in 2012 if a measure loses in 2010 just doesn’t hold water. Nor does the contention that a loss in the courts will sour people on the idea of allowing gays and lesbians to marry.

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