the constitution only restricts what congress can do about religion. it does not have anything to do with what states can and can not do. it was unconstitutional for the feds to have gone after the mormons and bigamy. the supreme court was in error in it's ruling against polygamy. the territories caved eventually because polygamy was an issue holding up statehood.
there is nothing in the constitution that directs states on how they handle issues of religion. unfortunately, the courts have bought into the separation argument, and made law that restricts states rights and ignores what the constitution says.
what we need are some federal judges with brass ones.
Those laws were not only unconstitutional as the result was a Federal restriction upon religeon but was applied previous to enactment, another unconstitutional act.
It has been said that the Supreme Court has.....become not the defender of the constitution but the mirror of the American soul at this time in history. (Paraphrased). That comment was made prior to 1860.
About Gregoire, she won because the King County (Seattle) elections office kept finding "lost ballots" and then she found a Liberal judge who refused to invalidate ballots not located prior to the day after the election, thereby vaildating ballots located as much as 2 weeks after the election. She won re-election because of the Bush Hatred, Obama's mezmerization, and Acorn.