The voters of California sent another message that they want their leaders and legislators to do their jobs. The problem is the very system used to send this message is at least partially to blame for the state's problems.
Prop 8 was not your typical "amendment" that merely tinkers with the California Constitution. It was a drastic revision that deprives a "suspect class" (gays and lesbians) of a fundamental right under equal protection.
News reports covering the reversal of the same-sex marriage ban have tended to lose sight of the extraordinarily personal nature of marriage itself, illustrated by the new movie, Chris and Don: A Love Story.
Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples tied the knot yesterday, in the first full-day of same-sex marriage in California. One couple in Beverly Hills shares the story of what this momentous day means to them.