Yes it passed. It doesn’t affect me but the fact that such bigotry still exists so heavily pretty much dashed all joy I had of the Obama victory. I’m ashamed to be living in CA. On the other hand, I’m proud of the fact that SF had the highest percentage voting No on it, which isn’t actually surprising given the role the mayor Gavin Newsom played in all this.
I’m also upset that I went to a church once (Promised Land Fellowship) for some seminar with Joyce and that church supported Yes on H8.
The silver lining is that Prop H8 may actually be illegal. The reason? It conflicts with the Equal Protection clause so it’s not an amendment, it’s a revision. So it needed to be passed as a constitutional revision instead of a constitutional amendment.
Also, if at any point, it affects previously married homosexuals, it becomes an ex post facto law, and would thus be illegal as well. The attorney general has stated that it wouldn’t affect their marriages, but I don’t see how that’s possible given this part of the amendment: “Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
Also, the Mormon church should lose their tax-exempt status for meddling in our political affairs (to the tune of $25 million).