I've had it with people who feel that because the legislation in the House doesn't include protection for transgendered people that it's completely flawed and is a sell out. It shows the myopia of the gay rights movement in some of its historic centers. It's no doubt wonderful to be able to live in a gay neighborhood where safety is more or less assured, and where if something happens there will be a real response to it, but not everyone has this privilege. Are you willing to tell the kid who just got beaten black and blue because of his sexuality that he's not going to get any help because the Democrats were unwilling to add transgender protections to the bill, and so the bill got little support from gay organizations, and so the bill failed, leaving people with nothing? I realize the issue, but the legislative process is not Christmas. You can't just make up a list and hope to have it all be magically delivered to you on one day.
So please, spare me, and have some compassion for gays, lesbians, and bisexuals who aren't as privileged to live in a tolerant place like you are.