Prop. 8 passed by a vote of 52% to 48%, which in a leftist state like California is not a very close vote. In a blast of irony, one of the reasons that Prop 8 passed is because a glut of black California voters who had gone to the polls in order to vote for Barack Obama, voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prop 8 on that same ballot. This is rather amusing since one of the first methods that proponents of homosexual marriage use to defend their position is to try to link the issue to the times in our country's past when men and women of different races were not allowed by law to marry.
Another not so amusing aspect of this court decision is the fact that the judge who decided the case, Vaughn Walker (appointed by George H.W. Bush), is openly homosexual. Does this matter? Who knows; but you can't deny that given the subject matter of this court case, it certainly makes people wonder about the judge's state of mind while listening to and deciding the case.
I see this case going to the Supreme Court. We can only guess how the justices will rule, but I think you can guess with quite some accuracy.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson