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Photo taken yesterday at West Hollywood Park by Tom Andrews/LAist

Now that same-sex marriage is here for a joyful four-point-five months before Californians determine the fate of the institution when voting on the California Marriage Protection Act in November, it's going to be a fight.

Each poll varies on the outcome of what Californians think, but for the most part, results are negligible and the state seems split 50-50. KNBC's political commenter, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, says the nation appears to be less negative to same-sex marriages and four years into Massachusetts' green light for gay couples, everything is fine ( as Jeffe says, "the state has yet to fall into the Atlantic Ocean).

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Mary McNamara at the LA Times noted that the coverage of yesterday's ceremonies across the state "were so uniform in their well-wishing tameness that they bordered on dull. Short-and-sweet interviews with the newly married made the top of the network news at 5, but the topic was regularly trumped on talk shows like 'The View' and local afternoon news hours by recent studies about the importance of sleep and the health benefits of drinking coffee."

Protestors yesterday at West Hollywood park were kept to a handful of quiet people. In San Francisco, opposition was much louder.