- it was passed by the legislature
- vetoed by the governor
- and the veto overridden by the legislature (23-5 in the senate, 100-49 in the house).
I find myself wondering if this would be the outcome had there not been a big battle on the other side of the continent. Perhaps this is the silver lining behind the prop 8 cloud - it brought gay marriage into the public consciousness - not just as a political issue, but as a real issue that affects real families.