No Gay Marriage For You in 2010, California

Restore Equality 2010 announced today that it fell short in its effort to gather the 695,000 signatures needed by today to place a same-sex marriage measure on this year's ballot. The organization's chairman, Sean Bohac, attributed the failure to the lack of support from more mainstream gay rights groups, according to the Associated Press.

Bohac is, of course, referring to Equality California, the state's behemoth LGBT advocacy organization that headed up the doomed anti-Proposition 8 effort. The organization announced last August it would wait until 2012 to go back to the ballot box in order to build support and resources for its same-sex marriage campaign redux.
 
While some would say the signature-gathering effort made Restore Equality 2010 the Leeroy Jenkins of ballot measure proposals, California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano said he wouldn't hate on them for trying:

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