On Election Day in 2008, when anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8 was passed, exit polls revealed that California's African-American community had voted largely-up to 70 percent-in favor of it. This, in the very same election that saw Barack Obama triumph over John McCain. LGBT supporters nationwide were taken aback. Richen gives us a TV news clip of Robin Tyler, one half of the lesbian poster couple for same-sex marriage in California, expressing her regret over the election's outcome. "I am disappointed in the African-American community but hopeful that they will revisit it and see us also as a civil rights movement." As Tyler and her partner pose for photos, a newscaster's voiceover intones, "They're convinced they're riding the same bus, and they too won't sit in the back."