Activists Pledge Ballot Repeal of Prop 8 if Supreme Court Fails to Overturn It

prop8The US Supreme Court is widely expected to overturn California’s Prop 8 next week, even if they do it on a technicality. But if the court declines to do so, marriage equality activists plan to take the issue to the ballot again. The LA Times reports:

“If we lose, we’re going to fight like hell to make sure we return marriage equality in California in 2014,” said Adam Bink, director of online programs for the Courage Campaign. Bink made the remarks while speaking at California’s caucus meeting on the opening day of Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of thousands of liberal activists and bloggers taking place here through Saturday. Bink said that if the Supreme Court overturns the 2008 voter-approved ballot measure that defined marriage as between one man and one woman, same-sex couples should be able to wed within a month. But if the court upholds the measure, Bink said, activists would immediately begin working on a measure for the 2014 ballot.

The most recent polling, taken earlier this month, shows 58% of Californians now support marriage equality.



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