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Prop 8 has officially gone through. Regardless of an overwhelming majority of votes for Barack Obama in California, Californians said “Yes” to Proposition 8, which will alter their state’s constitution and eliminate the right of same-sex marriages.
It is hard to imagine why people in this day and age still oppose a person’s right to marry whomever they choose, especially in the extremely liberal state of California whose own Supreme Court over-turned a ban on same-sex marriages in May 2008.
Despite the passage of Prop 8, there is a glimmer of hope. If two states like Virginia and Florida, once part of the confederacy, can choose a black man as President of the United States, we can hold out hope that Americans will one day off their intolerance for homosexuals as well.