Last summer, the California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on gay marriage. But as Steve Chapman writes, Californians were not content to let the court substitute its judgment for theirs. In November, voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment outlawing gay marriage, with a 52 percent majority. Like it or not, Chapman argues, the California Constitution notes a basic truth in a democratic society: "All political power is inherent in the people."
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