There has been a relentless push of late in this country to acknowledge same sex marriage. Try as you might, it's unavoidable, it fuels the news constantly. So without further ado, let's put this issue to rest.
Marriage is a religious sacrament, as such it's defined in the Bible as a union between a man and a woman, period. The only reason the government is present in the equation at all is they found it as a resource to collect revenue, issuing and collecting a fee for a license to marry. Any union involving sexual activity other than that between a married man and woman, is a sin. It's sinful to have sex with an animal, your sister, your mother, your father, your brother, and anyone of the same sex. While it is true you can love each of those examples unconditionally, it's morally unacceptable, and sinful to have sexual relations with them. Marriage is the union of a man and a woman for the express purpose of the continuation of the mankind through reproduction. None of the above examples fits that definition.
Since marriage is a religious sacrament, the first amendment applies. This one example where you don't have to pervert it's meaning and the establishment clause, it's black and white...
"Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion."
In Malachi 2:14 we see that marriage is a holy covenant before God.
In the Catholic Church, however, marriage is more than a natural institution; it was elevated by Christ Himself, in His participation in the wedding at Cana (John 2:1-11), to be one of the seven sacraments. They recognize the importance of marriage with 52 cannon laws, 20 pages devoted to marriage in catechism, and 225 pages of reference in the Bible. which defines the sacrament of marriage as a covenant in which a man and a woman establish in the presence of God and His church a lifetime partnership, which by nature is ordered for the good of the spouses and the procreation of children. All of this was in place long before America was a gleam in Columbus's eye.
Sound like to me that's religious, our government has a founding document that says,"hands off."