Protected from what? You choose not to procreate as the natural human that an element above you granted you. You are a guinea pig for a bad science project that is emotionally challenging when you choose to be homosexual, lesbian, transgender or transsexual. Humiliation and harassment, being alone, and not bearing children should be an automatic expectation in your AIDS ridden environments. Haven't we forgotten the civil rights of the straight community and the affects of not tracking gender identity and sexual orientation on child adoptions or children? Children deserve to not grow up in a sexually confused environment or become subjects for same sex child abuse. The gay rights concept is selfish - so selfish that two married lesbians would commit adultery to bear children in their environment -- oops does that mean they do not honor the sacrament of marriage either?