in response to Stephen's comment
I think being gay is wrong and immoral. To me it is sexual deviation.
That said, I don't agree with the federal amendment. Though I believe states can do what they want. So if a vote was put before my at the state level, I would vote against same sex marriage.
Secondly, I really feel that the state government should stay out of "marriage" per say. If they did away with marriages and created civil unions it would just be a tax benefit (which i would immedatly take advantage of with my best friend). To me marriage is a religion issue.
The federal government could make every one equal and just do away with joint tax filings and make everyone file separately, because it is not fair to treat married people any different from single people right?