The Gay Marriage Amendment did not receive the 2/3 votes needed in the Senate to pass. In fact, it only got 49 votes. Even had it past, it still would have had to go to the States to ratify it.
Here in Nevada, Senator Ensign voted for it while Senator Reid voted against it. Many Democrats have claimed that the Republicans are doing it as a publicity stunt to draw out the conservative base. Well, the way I see it, if its an important issue (as it is to me) then I think it should be talked about… a lot.
I will remember how Senator Reid voted the next time he is up for reelection.