By Kathleen Gilbert

SACRAMENTO, California, November 9, 2009 ( – A poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California found that most Californians do not want to challenge the state's ban on same-sex “marriage” with another ballot initiative.

The poll, released today, shows almost 60% of respondents against any future attempts by homosexual lobbyists to challenge by popular vote the passage of Proposition 8 last November.  Proposition 8 amended the state constitution to explicitly recognize only marriage between a man and a woman.

A bare majority of 51% of California voters in the survey said they supported same-sex “marriage,” with 43% opposed.  Many polls leading up to the Proposition 8 vote similarly showed an edge to same-sex “marriage,” which nonetheless met with defeat – a frequent trend among same-sex “marriage” initiatives.

The survey interviewed 1,500 registered voters from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, and had a margin of error of +-2.6 percentage points.

Same-sex “marriage” advocates in California have been sharply split on whether to challenge natural marriage by ballot initiative in 2010, or wait until 2012. 

A coalition of 40 homosexualist organizations in September submitted an initiative for the 2010 ballot to California's Secretary of State to open legal marriage to homosexual couples.  But the driving force behind last year's campaign against Proposition 8, The Leaders of Equality California, had announced in August that the group would wait and push for an amendment in 2012.

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