Gay rights activists in Ohio on Wednesday announced that a question on whether to allow gay marriage will not be on the 2013 ballot.

Last year, FreedomOhio began an effort to repeal Ohio's 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual unions.

“We have decided to be on the ballot in 2014 to allow for a continuing dialogue with voters across Ohio about why marriage matters,” Ian James, FreedomOhio co-founder, said in a statement. “We will continue to build upon the hundreds of thousands of conversations we've had already, to identify supportive voters, and to raise the resources necessary to mobilize a full-on campaign.”

“We are also excited to announce that the Human Rights Campaign, Equality Ohio, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, National Freedom to Marry, the Gill Action Fund, the American Unity Fund and the BISC met today and discussed how to become involved in the campaign to bring marriage equality to Ohio in 2014,” he added.

It was not immediately clear whether FreedomOhio had successfully collected the roughly 385,000 valid signatures needed to qualify for this November's ballot.

BuzzFeed's Chris Geidner reported that other groups present at the meeting issued a statement to “clarify inaccurate statements” in FreedomOhio's “unapproved” press release.

“However, contrary to the assertions made by Ian James in an unapproved statement, there was no agreement reached to put forward a ballot initiative in 2014 or any other specific date. Instead, all of the groups in attendance, including Freedom Ohio and nearly a dozen other leading organizations, agreed to work together to talk to Ohio voters about why marriage matters and strengthen our coalition in the months ahead, reserving judgment on the timing of a ballot initiative until a clear pathway to victory could be determined and carried out,” the groups said.

Gay rights opponents responded with glee at the confusion.

“It's clear to see that the homosexual activist community is in disarray,” CCV Action, which led the campaign to approve Ohio's marriage ban, said in an email to supporters.