Time for a harsh reality check… You can change the label, but you cannot change what marriage is. Whether you believe it to be a sacrament instituted by God or evolutionary process forming a permanently mated pair in h. sapiens, gays may try to copy what marriage is; they may even maintain a long-term relationship and do so better than some heterosexual couples, but it will still be an imitation. To change the label cannot ever change that.
The real problem didn’t begin with same-sex marriage, but in people forgetting what marriage is even between men and women.
Beyond this, regardless of the “out” for religious objection, Christians are the real target of this ruling. Regardless of the First Amendment right being protected by law, there is no protection from the cost of the lawsuits that will be used to persecute the Church. If there’s any doubt of this latter, Justice Roberts reminds us,
Indeed, the Solicitor General candidly acknowledged that the tax exemptions of some religious institutions would be in question if they opposed same-sex marriage. See Tr. of Oral Arg. on Question 1, at 36–38.
Christians are already losing their businesses and homes over their Faith here in America. They already face being fined. Being jailed for your Faith – if Canada is any example – is not that far away. I don’t believe those who say it won’t come to that. Back in the mid-90’s we were told gays weren’t after marriage – remember the Civil Union? Back in the mid-2000’s we were told they weren’t after our religious beliefs. I guess that’s only true unless you’re a baker or photographer.