What gives the government the "right" to impose on us it's definition of marriage, a religious civil liberty. Marriage is a man and woman pledging their commitment before God. The Supreme Court ruling is the destruction of the First Amendment right to religious freedom by imposing the bullying opinion of a few on the majority who follow the traditional religious practice of marriage. Most Americans don't object to gay civil unions and contracts. But, for some reason, a few want to impose their beliefs on religion and would rather have the state dictate to us. Just remember, once the state assumes this "right," it can dictate whatever it wants and all of our God given liberties are now in jeopardy.