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1 | California Protesting a Gay-Marriage Ban While Barack Obama may have broken the color barrier by becoming the nation's first African-American President, the gay and lesbian community in California has erupted in protests following the approval of Proposition 8, which overturns a state supreme court decision upholding gay marriage. On Nov. 8, some 10,000 people, far more than authorities had expected, marched through Hillcrest, the hub of San Diego's gay community. Many opponents of the measure blamed religious groups for the its passage, particularly the Mormon church, which one source estimated had donated some $15 million to promote Prop. 8;...