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California's Prop. 8 Passes, Passions Flare

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California's Prop. 8 Passes, Passions Flare

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California's Prop. 8 Passes, Passions Flare

California's Prop. 8 Passes, Passions Flare

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While voters were casting ballots for the first black president, voters in California chose to pass a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

This move has coalition builders wondering how to bridge the gap between gay rights activists and other Democratic factions.

Farai Chideya talks with Jasmyne Cannick — a gay rights activist in Los Angeles — and Lou Engel, founder of "The Call," a Christian Ministry.

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