Prop 8

What Happens to Cal.’s Gay Marriages?

Gay married couples are in an awkward spot: With the California Supreme Court expected to uphold Proposition 8 but still recognize the 18,000 same-sex marriages that occurred before the ballot initiative, many of California’s married gay couples are feeling more alienated than ever. The Los Angeles Times explores the existing gay couples’ struggle “being a minority within a minority—part of an exclusive club whose doors have been closed to others.” And with same-sex marriage likely to resurface on future ballots, many couples are determined to serve as positive examples of gay marriage. "We will be scrutinized...We are going to be a little scientific sample group," one man said. "I feel a sense of responsibility to show to people that gay marriage can be as healthy, productive, supportive and loving as any straight marriage."