The citizens who support traditional (whatever that really means) marriage want to remain anonymous because they fear harassment from gay rights supporters. That they seek to protect the rights of citizens who want to speak freely and without fear, so that their neighbors, friends and family don't know for sure that they are bigots and hateful.
And the blurb right above this article? In South Bend, Indiana the independent student newspaper for Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College apologized for and offensive cartoon about "how to turn a fruit into a vegetable? With a baseball bat."
I ask, who should live in fear?