The Justice said it wasn't the Supreme Court's place to step in on a local matter. It really doesn't have much to do with gay marriage, but, rather, about how the legal process should play out. I encourage you to read the opinion. It was all about the process, and no opinion was expressed regarding gay marriage.
As a matter of course, this is very good, in that what happens is that even if there is a referendum, that overturns the current law, then, almost certainly whatever happens while the current (gay marriage) law is in effect will get grandfathered, just as in California. This sets up a court challenge for different classes of citizens which the Religious Right will have no hope of winning. Equal treatment is just a matter of time as this all shakes out.
The Religious Right has, and will, try a constitutional approach to getting their way, but, almost certainly it will not withstand any real tests in the Judicial Branch.
It speaks about how far we have to go as a people that some folks feel they have to jump in on the marriage thing and prohibit it.
One thing the Judicial Branch has done time and again: equal treatment under the law. "Separate but equal" failed the test, and we ended up with integrated schools. I'm hoping this follows the same path.
Even if the Religious Right manages constitutional amendments at the state level, in the end, federal law trumps.
Lots of places are falling into line.
It's disgusting that the RR spends so much time being hateful.
This demonstrates, yet again, why it's so important to speak out against false belief systems.