As a person getting married next spring, I am disgusted by Proposition 8. When California struck down the ban on interracial marriage (in 1948, mind you), this is what the CA Supreme Court said
[M]arriage is … something more than a civil contract subject to regulation by the state; it is a fundamental right of free men … Legislation infringing such rights must be based upon more than prejudice and must be free from oppressive discrimination to comply with the constitutional requirements of due process and equal protection of the laws” (Perez v. Sharp (1948) 32 Cal.2d 711, 714-715).
…[T]he right to marry is the right to join in marriage with the person of one’s choice (Id., at p. 715).
Although a native Californian, my current location prohibits me from voting on this issue. Support civil rights! Vote NO!