Courage Campaign Supports 2010 Marriage Equality Ballot
Torie Osborn and Rick Jacobs of Courage Campaign announced that the organization would support a 2010 ballot initiative should the Prop 8 court rulings in California not rule in favor of same-sex marriage.
Torie Osborn of Courage Campaign quotes community leader Marshal Ganz asking "if not now, when?" for the repeal of Pro 8, during an announcement that the organization supports a 2010 marriage equality ballot initiative, should the Prop 8 court rulings in California not rule in favor of same-sex marriage.
Rick Jacobs, founder and chair of the Courage Campaign, summed it up in a statement to Unite The Fight:
"At Camp Courage Oakland over the weekend, Courage Campaign staff conducted a series of conversations with various marriage equality activists, progressive organizers and grassroots leaders. As Torie Osborn's closing speech demonstrated, the consensus was clear: We are ready to go back to the ballot in 2010, assuming the Supreme Court rules to uphold Prop 8. But before we can make the ultimate decision to support an actual ballot initiative, the Courage Campaign needs to survey our members and consult with our allies in the polling group formed by several organizations a few weeks ago. Based on a vote of our members, we will move forward on a decision along with our partners in the marriage equality movement."