Same-Sex Marriage Advocates To Wait Until 2012

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Equality California leaders say they are opting to skip the 2010 election and wait until 2012 to try to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. Marc Soloman is Marriage Director with the group. He says there’s a better chance of succeeding in 2012. Solomon says that’s because more young voters will turn out for the Presidential election:

 “Without question the greatest predictor of where someone stands on this issue is their age. The younger voting block, 60% supports marriage equality.”
Soloman says Equality California made the decision to wait a few years after knocking on doors, consulting strategists and recruiting more than 16-thousand new volunteers.  Activists have been divided over when to put the marriage issue back to voters. The Los Angeles-based Courage Campaign has suggested moving forward with a 2010 ballot measure.