Historically, homosexuals have been treated very badly. They have come to rely on big government as protectors of them personally and civil liberties in general. To remove those protections would leave them feeling vulnerable to attacks. We believe that regular laws can protect them. But they don't believe local law enforcement or courts will protect them, but instead will use their new found liberty to treat them just as unfairly as before. They have seen the ugly side of human nature and don't trust individuals.