This would make it harder for people to successfully bring civil rights lawsuits, because these cases often hinge on new types of legal issues—such as transgender rights—making them more vulnerable to being shot down as invalid by a court. Let's remember that House Speaker John Boehner called discrimination lawsuits brought by LGBT individuals as "frivolous". Victims of discrimination may be less likely to file suit if they know they could be penalized for doing so. Lamar Smith's definition of "frivolous" comes across as too vague thus opening the door to what exactly would be deemed frivolous. Vote no regarding this bill.