While reviewing the websites of both positions, with their video ads, arguments, and clothing for sale, I thought, “Here is democracy at work.” The “No” website complains, “Out of state special interests are pouring money into the ‘Yes’ effort.” Well, DUH. There are no gates at the California border—physical or financial—and Americans have a vested interest in whether gay marriage remains legal in the nation’s most populous state. Like it or not, California sets trends for the rest of the country, and that’s true in politics as well.
Prop. 8 states, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California.” The text of Prop 8 doesn’t appear on the “No” website.