According to John Henning, executive director of Love Honor Cherish, the signature gathering efforts underway to get a measure on the ballot in 2010 to repeal California's Prop 8 is struggling to meet their goals. Signature gathering began in mid November of last year. In order to qualify for a ballot measure, signatures must be turned in by April 12th, only about 7 weeks away. About 694,000 valid signatures are required, which means signature gatherers need to get about 1,000,000 signatures total, to account for those which would be invalidated for any number of reasons.
It's impossible, it seems, to get anyone to make a statement about how many signatures have been gathered to date. Henning, as well, will not volunteer any information on that subject. When I spoke to a pair of signature gathering representatives in Fresno recently, they stated the same, that they have no idea where the effort stands. Henning has also said that in the final days they may have to resort to paid signature gatherers, while up to now the efforts have been all volunteer.
The Bay Area Reporter has much more on this story HERE