''Sadly, the effort to redefine marriage against the wishes of a majority of the people is, with help from activist judges, succeeding.... In order to defend the institution of marriage, uphold the rights of individual states, and maintain the will of the people, I believe we are compelled to amend our country's constitution.''
''The effort to pass a constitutional amendment reaffirming marriage as being between a man and a woman only is being undertaken strictly as a defense of marriage against the attempt to redefine it and, in the process, weaken it.... Marriage is an extremely important institution in this country and protecting it is, in my mind, worth the extraordinary step of amending our constitution.''
John Ensign, Republican US Senator from Nevada and yet one more married, social conservative whose career has imploded with a sex scandal. The quote above remains on his official government website, and dates back to February 25, 2004. Up until the Senator admitted to "violating the vows" of his marriage, he was considered a possible Republican Presidential candidate. (ensign.senate.gov)