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Another story out of California has been making headlines since the November 4, 2008, election. Proposition 8, which made gay marriage illegal in the state, passed with 52 percent of the vote. The proposition added these words to the state constitution: "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

The vote overturns a previous ruling from May 2008 that made same-sex marriage legal in California. Protests against the proposition have been taking place every day since the election, and people on both sides of the debate have been speaking out. "This vote is horrible," political commentator Keith Olbermann said on his show Countdown with Keith Olbermann. "This isn't about yelling, and this isn't about politics. This is about the human heart."

The Rev. Rick Warren of Saddleback Church told Fox News he was in favor of the proposition. "I absolutely believe in loving everybody, giving respect to everybody and giving everybody the freedom of choice," he says. "I just am opposed to redefining marriage. For 5,000 years that term, 'marriage,' has represented a man and a woman."
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