The experience of witnessing the first black President in the history of the United States has indeed been a wonderment to behold. As it turned out, the grand old white establishment revealed itself to be petty, obstructionist, vindictive, and incompetent. History will remember them as such, to the extent history will remember them at all.
In truth, it is unlikely that we will ever reach a point in time where racists and bigots are extinct. And precisely that fact alone calls for the government to take a clear stance on the issue. Because the government does not operate in a gray area, but rather in a black and white one. If they are not supporting the rights of gays, than they are suppressing them.