The California Supreme Court decision overturning state law banning gay marriage may have a profound impact on the state’s and nation’s November elections. Anti-gay rights activists have already submitted signatures for a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage. The California Secretary of State is to expected to rule by the end of next month on whether or not the group’s petition gathered enough signatures, but the measure is expected to quality.
Even as gay-rights supporters celebrated the landmark Supreme Court decision, activists began gearing up for the political battle in November. “I wish we could simply celebrate and enjoy this incredible victory,” Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, wrote in an e-mail, according to the Union-Tribune. “But the truth is, this is just the beginning of the fight of our lives.”