Go to FoxNation.com to see it uncoded, or Drudge Report, Limbaugh, even The Daily Caller and Fox News to see it coded—especially in the organized personal slander (see, e.g. Drudge and how so-called center/analytical Politico dove in) of Barack Obama. Of course, you can just observe the grass roots generally, or in case study experiment in North Carolina in the link above, where not only gay marriage will be outlawed, but so will civil unions and domestic partnerships and accompanying benefits—even if its the typical structure dude and chick, either pre-marriage or as elderly people, pairing up to tough times and to care for each other.
Its all about perceptions of power and fear, of cognitive dissonance, and pathological nostalgia. All of which are my code for racism.