This is long overdue and absolutely necessary. Yes, we have the 14th amendment. Yes, we have the Civil Rights Act. Neither of those provides protection from discrimination for the LGBTQ community. While laws in some states are starting to appear to protect LGBTQ individuals, there are equally numerous laws that are passing -- as well as some executive orders -- that either directly violate their rights or enable others to do so. This isn't about segregating us into groups and classes; it is about providing legal protection for all our citizens so they cannot be fired; cannot be denied service; cannot be discriminated against because of who they are. We have the 14th Amendment and Civil Rights Act because, without it, many businesses and individual citizens were denying basic rights to people based on their race; their religion; their gender; their origin. We needed to explicitly protect people from discrimination based on age. Based on pregnancy. Yes. It's time we codify LGBTQ protections in federal law so these people no longer have to hide who they are for fear of losing their job. So they can walk into any public business without fear of being denied service simply for existing. This is not an attack on Christianity. This is not an attack on religious beliefs. This is simply ensuring we ALL enjoy the same rights and privileges.