I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
She absolutely does NOT have the right to use her secular government position as a bully pulpit for her religious beliefs. It is not only broadly unconstitutional, in this case it was specifically illegal and she paid the price for knowingly violating the law.
My argument would be the same, her position/job should not exist. Government should not be involved.
Instead of removing the state from marriage, let's remove religion from it.
As long as that unit is called a marriage, the religious in this country will fight to keep the contract religion and morality based.
As long as there is marriage, various groups (rightly) will fight for equal access and will not settle for civil unions.
The religious in this country will fight to keep the federally recognized contract called marriage because a) They want state acknowledgement of their religious union b) they don't want their federally recognized union to be "equal" to any non-typical man-woman union and c) if the state is no longer in the marriage business, they can no longer keep gays from getting married since their will always be pastors and priests sympathetic to the cause.
And C) is what really frightens their bible thumping minds. If this country went 100% civil union, not only would the sinners be equally recognized by the government, the lack of government control of marriage would allow those same sinners to get married as well.