CA Gay Rights Groups Debate Prop 8 Challenge

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Supporters of same-sex marriage in California are divided over when to push for a ballot measure to overturn Proposition 8.

Prop 8 is the constitutional amendment voters approved last November to end same-sex marriage in the state.

Although some gay marriage supporters want a vote next year, the group known as "Equality California" wants to hold off until 2012.

The group says it gives them time to educate people, open offices in conservative areas, raise more money and allow high-schoolers to reach voting age.

"When we go back to the ballot, we should try to permanently win the freedom to marry," said Alice Kessler of Equality California.  "We don't want to have to go again and again and not be successful."

"They have yet to explain why the people of California have to change their views on marriage to accommodate 1-2 percent of gay couples that want to get married," Frank Schubert of "Yes on 8" said in response to the proposal.

Another group called the "Courage Campaign" says it is moving forward with a 2010 initiative to allow same-sex marriages.

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