Wisconsin did something they had no business doing, no business deciding on as voters. It was an issue of civil rights and should NEVER have been put before the voters.
While phone banking in River Falls, there were many people that I talked with on the phone who simply had no clue as to what the amendment stood for or what effect their "no" or "yes" vote would have. "If I vote 'no' will that mean gays can't get married?" "Does a 'yes vote' mean gays can get married?" Regardless of this anecdotal confusion, I'm sure the vast majority of people knew exactly what they were doing. The point is, this amendment that should never have been offered to voters in the first place, allowed clueless and/or bigoted people to just totally fuck with the lives of thousands of their fellow citizens, many without even knowing the consequences of their actions.
Some of the volunteers I spoke with at the phone bank will now, as they said they would if the amendment passed, pack up their families and their lives and leave the state in order to protect themselves from the hostile legal environment that is now created there. I'm sure they will be accompanied by thousands more.