The group that brought this lawsuit says that "many atheists who want to be certified as marriage celebrants do not want to engage in the hypocrisy of pretending they are ministers of phony churches."
Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez's opinion accuses the overwhelming majority of federal judges who have sided with marriage equality of "inexplicable contortions of the mind or perhaps even willful ignorance."
When the law is on a lawyer's side, they argue that the law is on their side. When the facts of a case are on a lawyers side, they focus on the facts. And when neither is on their side, they argue that a hidden agent somewhere within the court rigged their case to make it impossible for them to win.