Here's an article you'll like: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17997794
Summary: North Carolina has banned gay marriage on a constitutional level by a vote of 60% to 40%.
Here's the highlight: "I think it is important that the state of North Carolina's laws are compatible with the laws of nature but, more importantly, with the laws of God," Mr Easterling said.
There are no words for how angry I am that people still don't understand the concept of the division of church and State. Believe whatever you want, but your religion has no place in the laws that affect others.
What does have a place in those laws?
Democracy Is the worst form of government. Except for every other form of government.
Well imagine if we just had pedophiles vote on whether pedophilia is legal or not, or let a certain race vote on whether that race should get extra benefits in their jobs. Of course the minority is going to vote for laws that benefit them. Plus, assuming you're talking about gay rights in this post, how can they monitor whether the people voting are gay or not? Anybody could just walk in and say "oh yeah, I'm gay," but it's not like you can always tell if someone is gay or not. I'm not saying I'm against gay rights, I'm just saying I disagree with you argument.
Your examples affected other people than the minority. Gay marriages really only affect those people getting married.