Marriage is a human rights issue – and it should not be allowed to the public (who are so susceptible to relgious extremism) to decided on what rights a certain minority is allowed. It is illegal to demand that women or black people should receive less rights in the constitution. Why is it acceptable that the heterosexual majority can decide on what rights gay people should have. It is worryingly close to facist extremism. I sincerely hope that Prop 8 is overturned. If it is not then the authorities will have no-one but the general electorate to blame in case of violent protest of the insertion of facism into to California constitution.