Gay Marriage Opponents Rally in Fresno

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Both sides say the battle over marriage in California is far from over, even though the state's highest court ruled last week in favor of traditional marriage.

Hundreds of people attended a rally Sunday in San Diego. Most were there to support Proposition Eight and traditional marriage.

The state's highest court upheld Prop 8, banning same-sex marriage, but both sides are not becoming complacent.

"I think it could be on the ballot again in as soon as two years here," said one man. "Which is why everyone here has to remain vigilant. This battle isn't over. This is a battle that is going to continue as long as we're around. But it's an important one because it concerns the foundation of our society."

"It's an emotional rollercoaster," said Pro 8 supporter Andrew Bottomley. "But we're happy with the way it turned out in the end. We're glad that traditional marriage was upheld, that's what it's all about."

"I love them and I don't disrespect them," said Jenny Bishop about gay marriage advocates. "They're here. We're not saying anything bad about them. They can come hear what we're saying."

Some gay marriage supporters attended the rally as well.

"It didn't happen," said one man. "We're very disappointed, but we still have faith that in time we will be able to get our right just like everyone else has."

Hundreds of same-sex couples marched through California farm towns Saturday. Those opposed to Prop 8 say they vow to win people to their side.

"All of these people are here for this and there's no way we're going to just be ignored any more," said Serenity Neeley. "We deserve it."

Meanwhile, the Nevada State Assembly voted Sunday to override conservative Republican governor Jim Gibbons' veto. The move changes state law so domestic partners, gay or straight, have many of the rights and benefits married couples have in Nevada.

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