^^^^That's why I cheer extra-loud for the older gay couples marching in the pride parades. They did the heavy lifting of just surviving so the younger gays can complain about not having enough states where marriage is legal.
I am not trivializing the need for universal federal marriage rights. But there is a big difference between that and having to stay closeted to keep from being killed by a gang of morons. And knowing the police will not even investigate, because it's your own fault.
And as athiests, we have come a long way from being automatically burned at the stake by a gang of morons. Because, unfortunately, the morons will always be with us.