While it's technically still too close to call, it looks like the same-sex marriage ban, Prop. 8, will prove victorious. Why? Well, one reason, according to BeyondChron's Paul Hogarth, might be that "[p]rogressives were lulled into complacency by early poll numbers, and distracted by the Barack Obama campaign." Hogarth goes on to say that "discrimination has been enshrined in our Constitution" as of this morning. (Read his thorough take on how it won, right here.)
Also, loads of money coming in from Utah helped the marriage ban win. If you recall, Mattymatt predicted that if it passed, "then a group of Utah Mormons will have seized control of the California Constitution, giving themselves the power to veto any California marriage they want." Which? Seems to be the case.
A jarring response to Mayor Gavin Newsom's issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the San Francisco, Prop. 8 lost in every Bay Area city but Solano. Gay marriage bans also won last night in Florida and Arizona.
Update I: Prop. 8 officially passes. City Attorney Dennis Herrera plans on filing a lawsuit in the California Supreme Court.
Update II: There will be a community gathering at City Hall tonight for any and all No On 8 folks. 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.