The signs of gay politics infringing on the basic rights established in the 1st Amendment were there 12 years ago with Lawrence V. Texas. Privacy law was then used to create a "right" to same sex marriage whole cloth, which has been pushed to the forefront ever since. Once the Supreme Court threw out California's Prop 8 and let the lower courts decide the question of same sex marriage, gay ideology became established with the protected status of the 14th Amendment.
Unfortunately, the dogmas of protected status now seem to legally trump any and all other protections, including the 1st Amendment. We have become a nation based on the ideal that some people are more protected than others, with the consequence that the Constitution, and laws, are meaningless as long as the courts uphold progressive dogmas about their version of "equality."
In other words, progressive ideology dealing with gay rights has established federal protections that directly challenge the rights and protections of others. As George Orwell put it in his dystopian Animal Farm, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."