Yes @Herdpoisoning I agree with you. Modern society - which I perceive to be a Patriarchy - is rife with fear of homosexuality. You can find similar fear, hatred, and distrust towards women; thus, in Patriarchy we also have to deal with misogyny. Similar negative attitudes are directed towards colored people, poor people, and indigenous people. In fact, the only one that is considered "normal" and "right" is the white, rich, modern and heterosexual male.
As I see it, the consequence of this prejudice is that Modern Patriarchy, who sits on the political and economic power, initiate policies and laws that discriminate against these groups of people ("the other"), creating inequalities. The activities include limiting homosexual marriages, remove women's access to reproductive health, initiating forceful police interrogation of colored people, exploiting immigrants and much more. Consequently, those that belong to the group "the other" are being targeted.
The discriminatory talk and action, coming from the leaders, cannot help but to trickle down to, and have ripple effects in, society. Consequently, those that belong to the group called "the other" logically become the target of hate crimes. Weak and confused minds may direct their own frustration and aggression towards colored people in their church, gay people in their clubs, and destroy clinics and kill medical staff who help women to have abortions. This kind of phobia against all that belong to "the other" is escalating in this time in history and becoming threatening to our societies.
I am not an expert in US politics, I am a Dane living in Africa, writing on poverty and its alleviation. However, I am well-versed in global patriarchal domination and its exploitation and how that makes life for women, children, poor people, colored people, homosexual people, and nature increasingly unmanageable. I perceive USA as being a deeply dominant Patriarchal country.