In case you've been in a coma or on another planet the past couple days...
link The California Supreme Court today trashed society's traditional institution of marriage, opening it up for same-sex duos because retaining the historic definition "cannot properly be viewed as a compelling state interest."
Link "Will judges let people define marriage?"
This ruling was a gift to conservatives come November.
Scratch the surface of California and you'll find it's still a pretty conservative place. It’s a long way from Yreka to San Diego. There’s a lot of red counties in between w/ folks who have their shoulder to grindstone and are not paying attention to the goings on in Sacramento.
Only occasionally does a news item cross all geographic media market boundaries in CA and energize conservatives statewide. I'm guessing this would be one of those times.