The US constitution has never, ever, given rights to many recent minority issues. That is why these issues have had to find law makers to side with their case to influence other law makers to help pass laws to help out that minority issue receive "legal rights and protections" neither the law or constitution afforded them before hand.Here is some encouraging news for those who respect the protection the constitution gives minorities against the tyranny of the majority:
Recently passed laws by individual states and their legislators have afforded the base for minorities to find equality where no equality was found before.
SCOTUS has nothing to reflect on in the US constitution to show same sex marriage is to be equal to opposite sex marriage. If something was there, same sex marriage would have been established through the constitution decades ago.
SCOTUS will use recently passed laws for same sex marriage from individual states to decide on same sex marriage, not the constitution.
So your "...some encouraging news for those who respect the protection the constitution.." statement is totally inaccurately being used. Just saying.