What if the 10% of the electorate that was black voted 70-30 No on 8, like the white Democrats did instead of Yes on 8?
That takes away 400,000 Yes votes, and adds 400,000 No votes. The end result is that No on 8 prevails if black Democrats voted the way white Democrats did.
If I was gay and in CA, I'd be pissed. As a black man, I'm ashamed at my communities views towards gay people. Homophobia is as strong in the black community as you'll find. There are exceptions. But 70-30 speaks volumes.
A gay person has every right to feel betrayed by the black community. I would.