Because I am not eloquent, I have delayed this entry. I will vote yes on prop 8 with all my heart. Family is something I firmly believe in. And a family is a mother, a father, and children. I understand that there are exceptions to every rule, and unfortunately sometimes parents get divorced, or pass away, or many other things...and then you have to do the best you can with what you have. But that doesn't mean people should seek to create these incomplete families. A couple can be selfish and do whatever they want, but as soon as a child is involved, it has to be about what is best for the child. One document that offers great insight into what a family is, was written in 1995 and distributed to the world. It is called "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." And don't feel like you have to look at all these, but there are many other resources which offer explanations about what marriage is/isn't; what exactly Prop. 8 is; what it means to CA residents; and some predictions on possible outcomes.
I hope you understand that this is not a homophobic act. This is not "anti-gay." This is not about discriminating against homosexuals. Homosexual couples will maintain the same rights they have now. This is about freedom of religion, because religious institutions should not be expected to adapt their beliefs to meet the demands of government. This is about protecting democracy and showing that when we vote for something, we expect our vote to matter, and not be over turned by 4 individuals who think they know better than we do.
But mostly, this is about protecting the family. That's why I'm voting yes on prop. 8. Everything else is just a happy bonus.