It was my understanding that it was a Charlotte City ordnance that sought to codify - make official - that which was already being done, and the blowback was that on a State level, some conservatives responded with a heavy hand.
I've long said that sometimes it's better to lose the battle and win the war, but it seems like the LGBT (more than any other special interest besides the NRA) seems to view each battle as "must have".
I am, nominally, a conservative, but I believe that each person should own their body. I don't oppose gay marriage, I am pro-choice, etc., but it seems that even when we (liberal and conservative) agree, we don't. To me, it's gone past the notion of "do what thou will, just don't violate my personal space"; more and more it seems like "the individual right" extends to "having me agree and accept it as well", and I think that's going too far. We have to TOLERATE. We don't have to ACCEPT and AGREE.