Like so many people, I am disgusted by the passage of California's bigotry-inspired Proposition 8.
With that said, I don't think trying to overturn it in the courts is the best way to go. I want to see it overturned and the right to marry preserved, but I think the only meaningful way to make that happen is through another initiative in two years. My understanding--very limited though it may be--is that another vote can be taken in 2010 to change the California constitution again. That's the way to get this done. By the way, just to digress briefly, what kind of constitution can be amended so easily (majority vote) and so often? I thought constitutions were supposed to be more solid than that, rather than subject to the whims of the people.
If a court throws out "the will of the people," the bigots will have a great rallying cry and forever be able to hold up gay marriages as some sort of fake/stolen institution. Instead, I think it's important for the people of California to rise up and resoundingly reject this bigotry at the polls. It didn't happen this time, but the momentum is in our favor, and the passage of time will let more sensible people wake up and see this act for what it really is.