California will allow gay marriage, which is an unalloyed good for the couples who want legal protection for their unions. Good shit. And obviously, this is a big, big deal.
But how does it shake out for the Democrats in the fall? Though both Clinton and Obama have backed the mealy-mouthed notion of civil unions, it’s safe to say that Obama the Democratic nominee will feel the fallout from conservative evangelicals, who thus far have been kinda quiet, but are likely to be mobilized around this issue.