Ok. So if there was a proposition to replace Bibles with Korans in christian churches and people voted it down would that be bigotry? I think we can both agree that it wouldn't be. I'm not a religious person but understand that religious people want to preserve their religious institutions, of which marriage is one. I don't agree with it but I understand it.
I'm all for the state getting out of the marriage business.
I'm sure some religious people are also homophobic bigots but that doesn't mean all of them are. Some might support civil unions between two consenting adults while not supporting marriage other than between a man and a woman as their God desires. That wouldn't seem to fit cleanly into the category of bigotry because it can be a belief even if they think that it's unfair and even if they view everyone is equal.
That's why I don't like the institution of marriage. It's a religious institution in the first place.
Yes, it's certainly a religious decision but lots of people make decisions based on their religious beliefs.
I don't see it as religious bigotry as it's not saying one religion is better than another or better than no religion at all.
I'm certainly not defending it as I don't believe anyone should be married by the state. The state should allow two consenting adults to enter into a contract with each other - that's a civil proceeding - and churches can choose whether or not they hold religious ceremonies for people and provide them with decrees of "marriage".