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So here are this week's top posts, as endorsed by you via the recommend feature, or as indicated by the level of talk going on in the comments:

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It's Official: Prop 8 Passes Although it was initially the Associated Press announcing the passage of the controversial proposition, ultimately the election officials agreed, and California voters adopted a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage, overturning the state Supreme Court decision that gave gay couples the right to wed just months ago. As the protests of the past week, and our comments on this post, indicate, this conversation is definitely not over.

County Registrar Explains Gay Marriage License Suspension Following the results of Prop 8, the state suspended the issuing of same-sex marriage licenses. LAist spoke with Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan who shed some light on why and what might happen next.

Long Lines? Let Us Know About It This was your Election Day, Los Angeles! Some of you didn't see the merit in us asking you about your voting experience, but thanks to your comments about the lines you did or didn't have to wait in we were able to assemble an overall patchwork picture of what voting was like on this ultimately historic first Tuesday in November. Way to vote, LA!

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Shame on You California Says LAist's Jimmy Bramlett: "With the passing of Proposition 8, you have relegated me and my queer brothers and sisters (and everything in between) to the margins of society while reaping all the benefits we bestow upon you. In one fell swoop you told us that we are not fit in your eyes as deserving the same rights as you..."

Prop 8 Protest in Long Beach We saw a lot of people take to the streets this week to voice their dismay at the passage of Prop 8 and at the Mormon church for funding much of the "Yes on 8" campaign. These are images from a Friday night protest that moved its way through Long Beach. Eventually, three protesters were arrested.

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'Faux Baby' Premieres on Strike TV Today In a refreshing pause from pre- and post-Election coverage, LAist asked writer and Executive Producer Jennifer Maisel about her new project, "Faux Baby," which is the story of what it's like living with a reborn baby doll .