Excerpt:Â The California decision against the same-sex marriage ban has the candidates for the presidency declaring their dedication to the traditional definition of marriage. Even the faux conservative, John McCain, meekly defended a "difference of opinion" on marriage during an appearance on lesbian bride-to-be Ellen Degeneres' national talk show. Suddenly, it's back to basics since only a small minority of Americans are interested in allowing woman and woman to become wife and wife. Even liberal California, a state that's not sure which flag to salute, rejected gay marriage by 60 percent. In 2004, the debate over marriage may have ruined the John Kerry candidacy, but my bet is that Americans were more offended by the amount of hairspray running mate John Edwards applied to his coif.