Ballots Being Collected to Repeal California’s Proposition 8
A Los Angeles, CA group called Love Honor Cherish has been given the green light to begin collecting signatures for a measure that would repeal California’s Proposition 8.
The group must collect 807,615 valid voter signatures by May 14, 2012 to quality for the November 2012 ballot. This announcement comes on the heels of Equality California dropping out of the marriage race for 2012.
Proposition 8 was voter-approved in 2008 following the California Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage. The passage reversed nearly 18,000 gay and lesbian married couples in the state of California.
“This is severely impacting people, loving couples who cannot get married. It has severely impacted me not being able to get married,” said Tom Watson, board chair of Love Honor Cherish. “It’s been more than three years since Prop 8, and a majority of California residents have realized that it is a mistake to deny loving same-sex couples the right to marry and are ready to reverse the mistake that was made at the ballot box. We should give them that opportunity.”
Read more about Proposition 8 on The Seattle Lesbian below.