dAnzac wrote:How did California of all places pass something like this in the first place
That would be like Sweden passing an anti-white-people law
California isn't the liberal wonderland most think it is, but for the most part, it is a liberal thinking state relative to other states and liberals/liberal-leaning moderates are the majority here. That said, California does have its strong conservative bastions, generally in Orange County and in San Diego. Even then, a lot of people in this state don't have a clear-cut opinion of legalizing/banning gay marriage, regardless of political affiliation and perhaps that's the primary reason why it passed in the first place (I do remember Prop 8 being a narrow win).