Although the election of Barack Obama as the next president is a harbinger of good changes, the simultaneous success of the anti-gay Proposition 8 in California (which repeals the equal rights of gays and lesbians to get married in that state) is a sign that bigotry is alive and well in America.
History may dwell on the ironic fact that the major financial force behind this "defense" of marriage as a "union of one man and one woman" was the Mormon Church or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Yes, that's right -- Mormonism: The recently invented religion that was essentially an excuse for polygamy. Even today some Mormons are arrested for raping young girls whom they claim as additional wives. Mormons failed in their quest to legalize multiple wives in America so now they declare themselves defenders of marriage itself. The fact is, they and their yes-voting allies are merely bullying bigots.