Secure Boot must is only mandatory to "get the logo" ie. pass Microsoft's tests. As Windows 8 will be expected to run on hardware that currently runs Windows 7, it will run without secure boot. I can't see how it couldn't, even intentionally; it's not like bootloaders haven't lied in the past.
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