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Initiative to Repeal Prop 8 Doesn't Qualify for Ballot

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No surprise for the low-key ballot initiative to repeal Prop 8, which did not qualify for November's ballot today (not enough signatures were collected). Here's why some believe it's no big deal: "Gay-rights activists are divided over the wisdom of returning to the ballot so soon after voters approved Proposition 8 and believe that the 2012 presidential election would generate a larger and more sympathetic voter turnout," the San Diego Union-Tribune reported explained morning. "Some activists say they believe the federal court challenge to Proposition 8’s constitutionality offers the best hope of overturning the ban." And if that doesn't work, the 2012 Presidential election will draw out more voters than this year's mid-term one.