I say free speech and equality has won an important victory here. A man who works for Trafford Housing Trust was demoted and had his pay cut by 40% for saying on Facebook that gay marriage "is an equality too far". He has since taken the trust to court and won. I don't know if he has his old job or pay back, but the court has ruled the trust was in the wrong.
Take your view on gay marriage out of the equation for a second. The trust took this action because they felt the comments could upset some of his coworkers. It's all about equal opportunities. Well I'm fairly sure pro-gay marriage comments upset or offend people as well. But you can't punish someone for that nowadays for fear of appearing to be backwards.
I personally disagree with the man in question's views. Am I offended by them? No. I'm offended by the 'equality' movement establishing a victim mentality in certain groups and attempting to form a protective bubble around them whilst forgetting the rest of the population.
So go on, is this a good, progressive thing or am I talking out of my backside?