Stop SB 48 Fails


It looks like the Stop SB48 campaign has failed. This groups was gathering signatures to get a repeal of the recently signed SB48, or the Fair Education Act, on the ballot.

SB48 will insure that the contributions of LGBT Americans are recognized and acknowledged in our public education system.

Equality California on Tuesday, announced that opponents of the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act — also known as SB48 — have failed to collect the required number of signatures to place a referendum on the November 2012 ballot to overturn the law.

Speaking with LGBTQ Nation on Tuesday, Equality California’s Director of Communications, Rebekah Orr, said that the group leading the efforts to overturn the FAIR Act — Stop SB48 — had sent out an e-mail at 12:45 a.m. PT Tuesday that essentially said that there were serious problems with the signature gathering petition process and that “it would take a miracle” to collect enough valid signatures in time to meet the state law’s mandated deadline.

Even if enough signatures could be gathered by the deadline, the validity of those signature, given the tactics of gathering signatures, would likely throw out enough to make the effort invalid.



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