Confirmed. A reader notes:
Think about that. The final vote was 151 to 45. Gay marriage opponents couldn't even get 25% of state legislators to support their amendment. That's not a sea change in public opinion, that's a tidal wave.
I expect the social right to argue that only a referendum confirms democratic legitimacy on marriage equality. I'd have been happy to win such a referendum and think we could in Massachusetts. But it is a very strange idea that over 75 percent of an elected legislature does not represent democratic legitimacy. Now: let the legislature have its way in California.