Gay MarriageVoters in California approved their Ballot Proposition 8 by 52 percent to 48 percent, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman. It inserts the following brief 14-word sentence into the California Constitution:  "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

Gay MarriageThe Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut ruled 4-3 on October 10 that same sex marriage must be allowed in that state.  The case was initiated by eight homosexual couples in Connecticut over four years ago, and was spearheaded by attorneys from Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD).

Cross in SunlightReligious leaders in California representing many different denominations have issued calls to their congregations to fast and pray, asking God's blessing on their efforts to help passage of Proposition 8.

Guardian AngelThe Baylor Religion Survey, which was released by researchers with the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on September 11, revealed that a majority of American still hold some pretty traditional beliefs — including a belief in guardian angels.

Gov. Arnold SchwarzeneggerCalifornia's Proposition 4 supports parental notification for abortion for minor girls. It will be on the ballot in November, setting up another battle of parents versus Planned Parenthood.