Several months ago the California Supreme Court overturned a ban on gay marriage which opened the doors for gays and lesbians to marry. Since the May decision, thousands of gay marriages have occurred in California, but on November 4, in addition to voting for a president, the people of California will vote on Proposition 8 which would once again outlaw gay marriages. The referendum is heavily financed by right wing groups and the wealthy resources of the Mormon church. The Proposition’s fifteen words merely say: “Only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
The group fighting anti-gay marriages are shocked at the enormous resources poured into the campaign to pass Proposition 8. It is estimated over $30 million has been raised to end gay marriages. At the last moment, many Hollywood stars and other important people are beginning to put money into the effort to halt the pro-Proposition 8 forces.