The presidential election was over pretty early last night (compared to ’00 and ’04), but I stayed up until after 2am anyway to find out the results of Proposition 8 in California. When I finally went to bed, the vote count was too close to call, and it was still too close when I checked the news this morning.
The Los Angeles Times and other news outlets are now reporting that Proposition 8 has passed. So the state constitution of California will now include the following sentence:
“Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
The amendment passed with a slim majority, but this is big news when you consider the fact that California is one of the most liberal states in the union. That a measure like this one could pass in California is heartening.