Here's a story I only learned about today. It's apparently not getting much coverage because of the hurricane. But BBC News picked it up.
The story is this:
Five years ago, California voters approved a proposition that states, "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognised in California." (At that time, I was thoroughly embarrassed. California is supposed to be liberal and gay-friendly.)
This year, the state representatives approved a bill that says marriage is a civil contract between "two persons". (I heard this and rejoiced, proud of my former home.)
The Governator has promised to veto the bill. (See what happens when you elect an actor?)
I am again embarrassed.