I'm not suggesting personal support for any amendments to the Constitution. It's quite the document without stupid modern politicians mucking about with it. I would ask, even plead, that if they insist on mucking about with it, they go all or nothing and that they actually pay attention to the arguments, not just please their perceived constituents, because more often than not, their constituents are not just the people footing the bill.
Apparently, someone else here in TN thinks the same, though maybe a bit differently. Considering that this politician voted "Yea" on the marriage amendment, his speech should be taken with some amount of salt, but the message I take from it is much simpler. TN Congressman Lincoln Davis had some strong suggestions concerning the marriage amendment. That link takes you to the Think Progress page for a video of Mr. Davis discussing the amendment from hell.
If you think that marriage needs saving, then you should attack the actual source of its demise. Nothing hurts marriage more than divorce and infidelity. Gay people actually getting married as opposed to merely living in sin will bring out the nazi tyrannosaurus with laser eyes, a fact that I'm sure we are all well aware of.
So, the biggest threat to marriage could easily be denied if we make divorce and adultery illegal. Convicted marriage felons would no longer be able to run for or hold political office. I won't list all the people on both sides who would no longer represent their financial backers, and this would certainly bring our entire political system to a screeching halt, but such is life in the end. If only there were some magic lever that periodically tossed out all the bad guys.
I will point out that I ran across this story via Knox Views, one of the few news sites I kept in my Bloglines when I did the big time waste purge recently.