Well this thread started with a link -- so let me add another...
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest GLBT organization in the country - they are actively working to preserve the integrity of the US Constitution - please follow the link and learn more about this issue and the effects it has on ALL PEOPLE not just gay and lesbian americans and how YOU can help with a phone call or email to your congressional representatives.
I've read this entire thread and have found both amusing and disturbing aspects to this debate. Just to continue in the same vein as this thread my position is this is a legal question rooted in the EXISTING constitution and the belief that "equal protection" is actually applied to ALL people - and will ultimately result in a federal court ruling that Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) laws are invalid and eventually unconstitutional -
GWB and his allies cant afford to let that happen hence the need to CHANGE the constitution before a case can work thru the legal system...
I could go thru an explain all the points and various laws currently working thru the system but the bottom line is - the FMA is writing bigotry into the document which defines our country. Is BIGOT a term that you want to define yourself? then dont let the FMA pass - call your congress members.