Whenever the issues of gay marriage and the freedom of religion are discussed it is always in the context of whether allowing gay marriage will infringe on the beliefs of a church that may find it sinful. But with this thread I want to go in another direction.
Growing up I attended a church that was a member of the United Church of Christ, one of the more liberal branches of Protestantism. A few years the UCC as an organization declared that it would recognize gay marriage and churches could perform them if they chose to do so. Yet I live in Illinois, a state that recognizes many rights to gay couples but still has a law that makes gay marriage illegal. So even if my minister wanted to have a wedding ceremony for a gay couple, the law would prohibit them.
Can this be considered an infringement on my church's religious freedom?