Anyway, I know that this is merely a small sanity check on the long road to the Supreme Court. But it still makes me happy.
Interestingly, the LGBT Mentoring Project just released a report looking at why Prop. 8 passed in the first place. I haven't had a chance to do more than skim it, but it features a quite interesting analysis of which ads on both the Yes and No sides were effective. I was particularly struck by the suggestions that parents, even ones who had somewhat liberal attitudes towards homosexuality, were strongly swayed by ads suggesting that failure to pass Prop. 8 would lead to children being exposed to homosexuality in schools.
There's also some suggestion that a lot of voters were confused about whether a Yes vote on Prop 8 meant they were voting for or against gay marriage. Remind me why we think direct democracy is a good idea?