For those who would say this is an attempt at further dividing US citizens and pitting them against each other; that all citizens already have equal protection... What country did you grow up in? Because I want to live there. There is a long bloody history of people having to fight for equal protections due to resistance from bigot lawmakers and an unsympathetic public who would rather bury their heads in the sand or throw stones. It is unfortunate yes! But not all citizens have equal protection without further regulations and a government and public willing to enforce them. Also... this is ongoing! Not just in the past. "Get out of the way if you can't lend a hand."