I couldn't believe my eyes when I ran across the reasoning that Judge Walker gave for overturning the will of the people of California. He ruled:
The judge said supporters of the ban were clearly motivated by moral disapproval of homosexuality. “Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians,” Walker wrote. “The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex couples.”
"Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights..." only if you are defending traditional American values. If you are an gay activist Federal Judge "moral disapproval" is plenty of justification to overturn the will of 7 million voters. Judge Walker also found that 7 million voters held the same "private moral view". Seems pretty public to me.
Some one's morality will prevail. It is impossible for both side to have their way. One is right the other is not.