The California Supreme Court today upheld the gay marriage ban constitutional amendment, proposition 8. Gays married before the ban stay married, but no more gay marriage in California. What this means is that while California is undergoing an economic crisis, it will also be going through a political war waged between supporters and opponents of gay marriage. This war will pit four constituencies of the Democrat party against each other: Most Feminists and Gays against most Hispanics and Blacks. Things will be interesting in the Golden State for the foreseeable future! More details as they become available.
Update I: Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. The vote to uphold the constitutionality of the ban was 6-1.
Update II: The text of the decision is here.
Update III: A good look at Catholic teaching and the family is contained in the document The Family and Human Procreation and released by the Pontifical Council for the Family in 2006 and available here.