Ellen is getting married! What a happy day that will be! Wait. To a woman?
This is no "civil union" this is marriage, as in "between a man and a woman." But, this time it is between two of the same sex. And, this is all legal.
So, "what does this mean" in the words of Martin Luther.
It mean that in all churches that allow gays to marry will no longer be Christian. Christians must follow the Holy Bible. The Bible is what unites all Christians. Without it, being a Christian means nothing.
What about Ebenezer Lutheran Church in San Francisco? You know, HerChurch. I said it, HerChurch. Now unofficially called HerChurch Lutheran, Ebenezer is a feminist "Lutheran" church. They pray to the Holy "Mother", have lesbian pastors and all of that jazz. This is "Lutheran," right? Yes and No. Yes, in that it is a church within the ELCA and No in that it follows the Holy Bible and the Book of Concord. For all of you who don't know what the Book of Concord is, it is the beliefs of the Lutheran Church (ie: Luther's Small Catechism, Large Catechism, Augsburg Confession, etc.).
What will the ELCA do about HerChurch? Nothing. Just like they have done about everything else.
We shall see what the future brings.