I have gay friends and family. I know the discrimination people can face. In my hometown in Georgia, not too long ago, a law enforcement officer posted openly hostile statements toward LGBTQ people on the official Facebook page. Community criticism forced it to be removed. That’s good, but how can any gay person feel protected there? I support legislation that allows lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to live openly, without discrimination, and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.