I'm not sure why, 53 years after the Civil Rights act was passed, we are still fighting for which groups of people deserve protection under the law. The United States is a country that should not discriminate against any group of people or any reason. Don't hide behind "religious beliefs". Religion once argued in this country that slavery was acceptable. Religion is supposed to make you a better person and motivate you to build a better more peaceful world, not give you an excuse to treat people like your inferiors.