Though there are current laws protecting certain classes several states, like Virginia, are following the books narrowly. The Supreme court of Virginia ruled that a man who was beat because he kissed another male was not a victim of a hate crime because sexual orientation isn't counted as a protected class. Many times sexual identity and orientation are protected under sex (you can't discriminate based on a persons sex) however courts like Virginia ignore that precedence set by SCOTUS and offer no protections towards individuals who are not straight. All humans deserve to be protected to the maximum capabilities, even if you don't like said individuals. Just because you live by book that degrades homosexuals doesn't mean you should find glory in another living being who has been assaulted, or murdered. We need to explicitly state that sexual identity and orientation are protected so courts can't deny certain groups equal protection.