Rejoice! The california state legislature passed legislation rendering the marriage law gender neutral. It awaits the signature of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who may well still veto it, in which case there aren’t enough votes to push it through (at least I think not).
What I really love is the governor’s position, however: “Schwarzenegger’s office has repeated that he believes the issue should be decided either by a vote of the people or a court decision” (emphasis added). All the more evidence that the judicial activism issue is a red herring.