It's almost become a game to make it harder for those in the LGBTQ community to receive fair treatment. I can only hope that our children will be looking back on this in several decades and feel ashamed at how far behind we are right now. YES! Transgender people deserve as much protection, and legal language, that protects them as possible. This is a subject that our American society needs so much more education on if we are going to support this highly discriminated population, and including gender identity as a legally protected class is one step forward.