The presidential election may not have generated much controversy but the same cannot be said for a vote in California against same sex marriage that took place on the same day.
There is anger in the gay community in California after the state legislature voted to define marriage as being between a man and woman.
Gay activitists say they are being denied their civil rights.
“Religious bigotry is not what the bible teaches. And the law that the Mormon Church has broken is God’s law. Do not judge! Love your neighbour as yourself!”, said one demonstrator at a rally in San Francisco.
Protestors targeted the Mormon Church over its support for the ban on same-sex marriage.
Homosexuals had enjoyed the right to marriage during the past six months following a Supreme Court ruling.
Campaigners say the fight is not over yet.