Same-sex marriage supporters in California promise to keep fighting for their cause, despite losing an important political battle this week.
California voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage Tuesday as a constitutional amendment called Proposition 8.
The measure overrides a California Supreme Court ruling giving same-sex couples the right to wed.
It's not certain what happens to 18,000 same-sex marriages performed in the state since that decision.
Gay marriage supporters have filed legal challenges to Proposition 8.
"The people of California have spoken yet again, but that doesn't mean anything to radical groups that want to impose their will at all costs," Glen Lavy, senior counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, said in a statement Wednesday.
"Once again," he continued, "they are attempting to use the courts to push their agenda since they can't achieve it legitimately at the ballot box."
Meanwhile, thousands of gay marriage supporters have taken to the streets in protest.
They're targeting the Mormon Church, which gave millions of dollars to fund the campaign against gay marriage.
"Regardless of what these churches how much money they can throw into their campaigns it is not over we're going to fight it until the world changes," Prop 8 opponent Gary Niro said.
Some of the demonstrations have become violent, and a few people have been arrested.
Sources: CBN News, The Christian Post