Fortunately, the state has a robust referendum process in order to counteract this sort of thing. For example, the California Marriage Protection Act .
Having submitted more than 1.1 million signatures throughout California’s 58 counties, the qualification process is well underway. California’s Secretary of State has directed all counties to commence with the validation process of a random sample. Although it may take a few weeks before all counties complete this process, the early reports look very positive.