I gave all my reasons here a long time ago, and voted according to my preference on the issue, which nobody needs to be browbeaten for, shamed over, nor be ridiculed for, and called morons for. Least of all, they do not owe to anyone, to produce a valid reason. That is why our founding Fathers designed our elections to be secret ballots. That is why its called a Democracy, everyone differs of all issues, for their own reasons. Our ballot had a measure far bigger than this one in this months election, and not one person has mentioned it, nor did it conger up inflammatory feelings. It was hardly even mentioned in the voting results. Nobody batted an eye when the death penalty was just upheld, another issue that has been in the Supreme Courts for decades. If you want to contend the courts do not matter, that is incorrect completely. It has taken the courts to insure all our laws concerning all discrimination, and civil rights, and issues like abortion, the Death Penalty, rights of Religions, and many many issues are decided, according to knowing what our laws mean. Laws protecting gays, have come from these courts, and they are mandated for all of us to go by. This is one of them too. It may be in appeal, however it will be upheld, and in the meantime I believe they are allowing gay marriage to go ahead.
According to our laws and State Constitution, this measure was on the ballot, not to make same sex marriage illegal, but to define what was never said in black and white, marriage would be defined as a Man and Woman. That verbage was never in black and white, because it was just a given assumption. It was not a measure that was worded, "Lets make it illegal for gays to get married". The gays rights groups were testing the fact it doesn't say Man and Woman, it did not say either way. Prop 8 only was to add those words, and clarify in writing the requirement.
This has now been or very soon will be in enough states, that the conclusion is, it should just be adopted nationwide, and avoid decades of fights, and interstate conflicts in confusion over filing status problems.
I voted in favor of Prop 8, just like 51% of my state did, and similar outcomes in other states did. The measure was done according to law, and placed on the ballot, I also accept that the court systems have spoken and this is going to be implemented in our society. We live by the laws we enact in our country. In times when our Democracy fails someplace, our system has 3 branches of Government, to decide some of these judicial dilemmas that pose conflicts in moral and ethical ways of thinking. It may go against your belief sometimes, and that does not mean your belief is wrong, it means the law conforms to include everyone.
I would think if the issue was that clear, this time and the previous time I mentioned, all 7 justices would have ruled in favor, however the court was split by on vote each time, there were different legal perspectives, just like the voters had different perspectives in the matter. The issue is just tipping the scales.