A marriage is a social contract by law. Essentially, it allows two people to be treated as one interchangeable person. That gender of the participants should have no bearing on how the government recognizes that contract. Churches shouldn't be compelled to perform religious ceremonies that are proscribed by their dogma. The drama is unnecessary.
"As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind I'd still be in prison."