Measure submitted to repeal Calif. gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A group is pushing ahead with a campaign to repeal California's same-sex marriage ban, even though some other gay rights organizations say it is too soon for another expensive ballot fight.

Los Angeles-based Love Honor Cherish proposed ballot language on Thursday to strike the ban approved by state voters in November as Proposition 8.

The new initiative says religious institutions would not be required to perform same-sex unions if it conflicts with their beliefs.

Submitting wording to the California attorney general is the first step in qualifying a measure for an election.

Once the language is approved, supporters would have until mid-April to gather the signatures needed to put the initiative on the November 2010 ballot