Calif. Gay Rights Group Delays Push for Marriage

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2009 3:46 PM CDT
Demonstrators placed signs on a statue of President Abe Lincoln in front of San Francisco City Hall after the California State Supreme Court ruled in San Francisco.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – One of California's biggest and most influential gay rights groups says it will delay a ballot push to overcome the state's ban on same-sex marriage until 2012, the Los Angeles Times reports. Equality California, which led the failed effort to defeat Prop 8 in November, says there is too little time to raise the millions of dollars necessary for a 2010 offensive.