This election produced conflicting results.
The Presidential Election showed how far we have come as a country.
The passage of prop 8 showed that California, although we have come a long way, still has a ways to grow.
What is strange to me is that the Constitution is supposed to protect the rights of the minority against the tyranny of the majority. Consistent with this, the Federal Constitution requires 2/3 ratification of a Constitutional Amendment. However, California only requires a simple majority, which is inconsistent with this ideal.
Ironically, on the Los Angeles Ballot there was a tax measure to fund additional subway construction. Its passage required a 2/3 majority.