Prop 8 Ballot Repeal Campaign Dies

Love Honor Cherish has given up their campaign to place a repeal of Prop 8 on the November ballot. Via press release:

Although we have had success so far — our wonderful volunteers, significant donor commitments, our campaign office, and support from numerous leaders and organizations around the state — collecting the 807,615 valid signatures required will likely not happen by mid-April as required to qualify for the November 2012 ballot. We would need more than $1.5 million in donor commitments to hire a paid signature gathering firm to assist us in this massive effort. In view of the 9th Circuit victory and the narrowness of the ruling, making Supreme Court review less likely, raising the additional funds needed is now not realistic. And, as we have stated, we had no illusions that the initiative could qualify based solely on our statewide volunteer signature gathering effort.

Last year Equality California decided not to pursue a voter repeal of Prop 8 in 2012.