Leaving such things to states only will not insure consistent and lawful protections. Not all states will work to protect rights of certain people they disapprove of. This involves a fundamental right. The Constitution says "We the people" it does not specify gender, race, religion or other on purpose. The rights enshrined in our much ,loved constitution extend to everyone as long as they do not abuse those rights to harm others. Come on "republicans" and conservatives, you claim to have reverence for the constitution.......Show it. Actions are more meaningful than mere words alone.