'Gay and lesbian couples who want to get married in a religious setting can go to one of the many churches, synagogues, or other places of worship who respect and support their relationships,' Murray said. As for why the fear of invisible legal action is becoming a talking point, Murray reminded the political, and cultural, landscapes are changing. 'There was a time when religious and conservative people could control the culture about marriage. However, marriage equality has shifted. Now they are recasting themselves in a victim mentality.'
In every state with marriage equality, large exemptions have been carved out for religious institutions.