Monday, May 30, 2011

Calif. Homosexualists Fear Public Opinion

After Californians decided, in 2008, that marriage is a union of one man and one woman, and while the courts have yet to overrule the voters to sanctify same-sex "marriage," leading homosexualists have decided against asking citizens to decide their fate, but rather are placing all hope in perpetual court proceedings.

For background, read Homosexual Judge Rules for Same-sex 'Marriage' in California and also read Calif. Same-sex 'Marriage' Ruling Biased

UPDATE 6/12/11: Donations to advocate for same-sex marriage dries up

-- From "Same-sex marriage backers consider new ballot measure as Prop. 8's fate is decided" by Katie Worth, San Francisco Examiner Staff Writer 5/26/11

Leaders of California’s gay marriage movement have not yet decided how they will go about overcoming (the 2008) Proposition 8, at the polls or through the courts. After California voters banned same-sex marriage in 2008, the gay community was abuzz with talk of going back to the ballot in 2010 to reverse it. Ultimately, potential organizers concluded that waiting until 2012 would give them time to gather resources and build support.

Yet with 2012 approaching, there is no consensus whether the time is right to ask voters to grant gay people the right to marry. Some say it would be more prudent to wait for the federal courts to decide the issue; others say a legal remedy is uncertain and that waiting would be folly.

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From "EQCA [Equality California] Town Hall In WeHo Finds People Are Split On Repealing Prop. 8" by Instinct Magazine Staff 5/26/11

"EQCA’s Marriage and Coalitions Director Andrea Shorter opened the meeting saying the lobbying group was following up on a promise made in the hectic wake of the passage of Prop. 8 to come back to the LGBT community before making any recommendations on how to proceed with a future initiative.

"The town hall panelists, who refrained from offering their opinions about going forward with a 2012 ballot initiative, were: David Codell who has been EQCA’s lead attorney and has successfully litigated cases representing same-sex couples; Occidental College Associate Professor Ron Buckmire, blogger and co-founder of the Barbara Jordan/Bayard Rustin Coalition, an EQCA coalition partner; and EQCA Interim Executive Director Jim Carroll, who presented the findings of a new David Binder poll on Californian’s attitudes towards same-sex marriage."

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From "Obstacles remain for a Prop 8 repeal" by Matt Baume, Bay Area Reporter 5/26/11

. . . EQCA [Equality California], NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Greenlining Institute, and former ambassador and philanthropist James Hormel funded new research on a 2012 repeal of Prop 8.

Pollster David Binder and his firm, David Binder Research, surveyed 900 likely [Calif.] voters, revealing a mix of advances and a need for further progress.

In 2009, a similar survey showed that 47 percent of voters would support repeal of Prop 8, 48 percent would oppose, and 5 percent were unsure.

In 2011, unsure voters doubled to 10 percent. Support for Prop 8's repeal decreased from 47 to 45 percent, but opposition to repeal also decreased from 48 to 45 percent.

His research indicated that 68 percent of likely voters who worship once a week or more said that they support Prop 8. Among respondents who "hardly ever" worship, 85 percent support repeal.

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