Supreme Court DOMA: Why Should We Listen to Religion On Gay (or Any) Marriage, Anyway?

Religious institutions such as churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques have a long history of political activism in the U.S.. They've played a significant role in issues ranging from slavery and segregation to war, abortion, capital punishment, and prohibition. So it's not surprising that many religious groups are weighing in on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and same-sex marriage more generally.