Sometimes, on some subjects, such as marriage, it is difficult, if not impossible to erase/seperate the secular laws of man, from the eternal laws of God, no matter how much one would wish. In such instances, which should stand, the secular or the divine law?
But something was done that may bring about unforeseen consequences. One can only turn away from the divine for so long without reaping what was sown.
Equality is important. No one, on either side of the so-called argument has said otherwise, but a line was crossed, contravening a divine mandate that has existed since the days of Adam. There will be a cost to this at some point. I only hope we are prepared for this. One can reject the laws of God for so long, before an accounting is called for.
This ruling yesterday, has a great deal more to deal with than simply "equality". Sometimes the tapestry threads are woven so tight, unraveling part of it, even for the best intentions, will only serve to ruin that intricate design that one is trying to improve/modernize.