An Amendment to the California State Constitution defining marriage has a union between one man and one women has passed.
"People believe in the institution of marriage," Frank Schubert, co-manager of the Yes on 8 campaign said. "It's one institution that crosses ethnic divides, that crosses partisan divides. ... People have stood up because they care about marriage and they care a great deal."
Opponents of the gay marriage ban said Wednesday that one legal challenge was filed and others were being prepared.
So basically they want the courts to overturn the constitution. I don't think it's supposed to work that way.
By changing the state constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman, Proposition 8 overturns the California Supreme Court decision that overturned the 2000 ban and legalized same-sex marriage in the state in mid-June. Since then, an estimated 18,000 gay and lesbian couples, many of them from other states, have been married.
The funny thing is it I think I saw an article that said a large number of minorities that turned out to vote for Obama also voted for prop 8 giving it the boost it needed to win. Gay marriage bans also passed in Arizona and Florida. With the passing of this amendment in California it looks like most Americans are rejecting the notion of gay marriage.
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