As has been evident all along, the debate over gay marriage and special protections for homosexuality in law wasn’t really a debate about equality. It’s about gay privilege at the expense of religious freedom.
It could theoretically be about equality (a mistaken verions of equality, but still a genuine one), but people aren’t just wired that way. They are not wired to hear religion and morality traduced, mocked, denigrated, and legally deemed irrational, and then go on respecting religion and morality and giving it a protected place in the world.
And for some, I suspect, the gay privilege is secondary to the laicist goal of pushing God’s peoples to the side.