Equating the two, merely because they are both fragrant, is a fool's errand for both the Florist AND the Etymologist.
Why? The florist will point out that although the rose has thorns, it's aroma is just as pleasant as it's visually appealing beauty. The Etymologist will point out that the skunk's aroma is a self-defense mechanism. much like the rose's thorns, and should be accepted as an equal because it is visually appealing, much like a kitty cat.
Yet both miss the point. They are NOT equal.
The Supreme Court has just done this FOOL'S ERRAND in the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) case. The opinion for the majority ruling in this case is based on unfounded accusations not presented in the original act signed into law by President Clinton; that the original Act was, BY DESIGN, created to HARM the practitioners of a specific POLITICALLY UNPOPULAR BEHAVIOR.
It is not merely POLITICALLY UNPOPULAR BEHAVIOR; from a FACTUAL standpoint, it is unnatural and violent. Notice that I speak of the behavior, not of those practicing the behavior. Those of us who oppose HOMOSEXUALITY for the most part have nothing at all against the people who practice it...although we are called "bigots" or "homophobes" because of our belief in the natural order of life.