Personally, I don't care if gay people marry. What bugs me is that they've tried to pass laws in California (bastion of liberalism) TWICE and failed. One of those years was 2008 when Obama got elected by a big margin here. And even though they can't get unanimity from the Obama-mandate, they're still whining about it.
Listen, if you can't get a law passed in CA granting the "privilege" for SSM, then it's not something that enough people think is a "right", even in the gayest state in the union. If you don't like it, move to MA or some state that recognizes your civil union as a "marriage".
If it requires a special law to make it legal, then it isn't a "right"... it's a privilege.