She's acting in terms of popular support which can manifest itself in the form of defiance against the law
Many groups "defy the law". That isn't a measure of being "right" or not however much they try to claim parallels.
The ones that defy the law because they want faster change seem to be the ones that end up in the right. They are the ones who convince the general populace that change is due and general opinion catches up with them. It's what happened with Civil Rights and now it's happened with Gay Rights.
The people who defy the law and want to keep the status quo - the segregation, the white-christian dogma etc... are the ones who have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future or forced marched with a national guard rifle in their back. They don't want anyone who isn't exactly like them getting on their bus, going to their school or being allowed to have the considerations and rights that they have.
They can protest all they want, they always die out or shrink to become such a minority that they become just a minor curiosity and a punchline to a joke, never a serious force. Kim Davis et al are the KKK of their generation - in another 10 years they won't be able to fill a local town hall.