Why right wing forces in California aren’t willing to fight to save Proposition 8

Liberals have found they can assemble majorities in even the most conservative states to maintain the status quo on reproductive rights. For Democrats, it has turned into the best kind of political issue: a wedge that splits the opposition in their favor while stimulating parts of their base coalition, potentially boosting turnout among the types of voters who would cast a ballot for Democrats but might not be motivated to do so by candidate contests alone. There are now efforts underway in more than a dozen other states to do the same this fall, revising state constitutions to prevent future legislatures or state courts from banning the procedure.

— Excerpt from a Politico Magazine story by Sasha Issenberg (Some Conservatives Are Accepting Defeat On Marriage Equality. Here’s Why.)