The Bill of Rights
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
In reading this First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, it is clear the founders did not want government to restrict religion. Agreed? Therefore, it is clear, marriages performed and condoned by any established religion or religious organization are therefore fully legal and must be duly recognized by any state in the Union of States and the Federal Government.
State amendments and laws which prohibit marriage between two people of the same sex or civil unions between two people of the same sex, and the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) are therefore unconstitutional by application of the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and should be abolished, trumped by the U.S. Constitutional powers. It is very clearly stated in the 1st Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,”
This clearly states religions have the authority to marry people religiously should they decide to do so, and the government has no authority to prohibit it or any right to abolish nor ignore it. Only a new amendment or the abolishment or change to the first amendment can change this authority. The U.S. Supreme Court must recognize the broad authority and freedom provided by the 1st Amenment, as must the people and the States of the United States of America.