In the battle against Prop. 22, we turned a corner on the road to full equality for gay and lesbian families, Marshall said at a small gathering in San Francisco's War Memorial building. But Prop. 8 will NOT take away any other rights or benefits of gay couples. Gays and lesbians have the right to live the lifestyle they choose, but they do not have the right to redefine marriage for everyone else. Proposition 8 respects the rights of gays while still reaffirming traditional marriage.