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Anti Prop 8 Measure Pushed to 2012 Ballot [Updated]

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The Day of Decision Protest in Hollywood on May 26 (more photos here) | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist
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Backers of restoring gay marriage in California announced today that they will focus their energies on a 2012 ballot proposition, based on "information, research and feedback" from analysts, pollsters and the community-at-large. Equality California stepped back from attempting to win a measure on the 2010 ballot, but said in an e-mail that they refuse to wait until there is full confidence of winning, which could be later than the 2012 election.

"Waiting until we are confident we will win, while understandable, is not acceptable," EQCA said. "We must set a timeline that challenges us to do all the work possible to set us up for a victory. We must continue and expand the work that needs to be done. We must unite and organize and energize now so that we win marriage back."

The 2012 election also makes for good timing as it will be the next presidential election. A copy of EQCA's full e-mail and explanation on the 2012 move is below.

[Update]: Not All Want a 2012 Anti-Prop 8 Measure, Others Want 2010