And in states like mine, where they're just stupid in their reasons to oppose, it will be interesting, too. Good on SCOTUS.
My state presented the idea twice. The first time it didn't pass, but I think it was because the way it was worded did not allow houses of worship to deny performing a same-sex marriage ceremony. The second time around, it left the houses of worship to decide for themselves if they wanted to allow gay marriage ceremonies. Some do and some don't; but just as with heterosexual marriages, you need the marriage licence from the state in order to be legally married. Houses of worship performing the wedding ceremonies are not required for a couple to be married (separation of church and state, dontcha know). That's why I never understood all the upheaval about it. This country long ago decided marriage is a civil partnership first, and any religious ceremony entirely optional. If one looks at advertising, one would think it the other way round, but it's not.
You can't be married in a church here...only 'blessed'. The Mayor does the actual job.
It's already gotten interesting here (Indiana). The 'reasoning' behind the opposition is malarkey.
I'm wondering what sort of backlash there will be. As much as i'd love to think humanity can rise above, it does seem that so many of us never miss a chance to act like jerks.
The question seems to be 'Will be all be packing side arms at the ceremony'?
Ah, Cro, that depends. While you can open carry in pretty much every state, not all allow carrying concealed, which might wreck any element of surprise.