I know there have been a plethora of threads on this but an interesting scenario has popped into my head and I can't shake it so I thought I would post it here. If a government recognized religion were to suddenly decide that gay marriage is OK and start marrying homosexual members of their congregation, would a couple be able to sue their state on the grounds of religious freedom? It seems many people here agree that there is a vast difference between legal marriage and religious marriage that many opponents of gay marriage tend to overlook. This could bring all of this confusion right to the front of the issue. Has this been tried before? Is there a reason that this would definitely fail? Though someone here would be able to tell me why this would or wouldn't work.