Americans United for Separation of Church and State has a great article about the freedom to marry on their blog. The thesis of the article, "The Source of U.S. Law: Leviticus or the Constitution," is that efforts by Christian extremists to deprive Americans of the freedom to marry persons of their choosing is a church-state issue. Drawing on recent articles from two prominent American newspapers, this article makes a solid case for marriage bans being a violation of church-state separation. I admit that I hadn't really thought about the issue this way, focusing more on the expression of religious intolerance.
It is a good read, so check it out.
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