So, basically some random ass prejudice website can be the voice of the people without being elected into office. Keep in mind though, Judge Vaughn Walker originally granted a stay so they could defend their law. I believe this is why the Supreme Court allowed them standing.
However, this ruling isn't just in the proponents favor, it is in the plaintiffs' favor as well. If you watched the original arguments in the Ninth Circuit before the three judge panel, you would have seen the proponents of Prop 8 fail to state their case. Hence why they tried to have District Judge Vaughn Walker's original ruling that stated Prop 8 as unconstitutional vacated. This was one of many appeals to come through out the case. They tried and they failed when Judge James Ware denied their motion to vacate the original ruling in (then) Perry vs. Schwarzenegger.
So now, we wait on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Being that the proponents of Prop 8 failed to present any credible evidence to justify the discriminatory anti-gay marriage laws, the Ninth Circuit decision can set a huge precedent. The original District court decision has greatly impacted Americans. Now and since the original ruling, seven national polls show majority of Americans support gay marriage, and that support continues to grow with the advancement of the Prop 8 case.
Keep in mind this is going back to the Ninth Circuit, it isn't over yet. This has the potential to amplify the reach to the ultimate goal. The Ninth Circuit is the nation's largest appellate court, it consists of the entire west coast and stretches as far east as Montana and Arizona. This is a very essential and critical step towards bringing this case before the U.S. Supreme Court and reach the ultimate goal:
FULL FEDERAL MARRIAGE EQUALITY!
That's NATION WIDE ladies and gentlemen.
If you are confused as to how our loss is also a victory please read my post explaining this whole process: Should U.S. Supreme Court Allow Prop H8 Proponents Standing?