My partner and I lived in Holland, Michigan for 12 years. We have been together for over 20 years. My partner and I experienced severe discrimination in all forms of hatred in Holland, including our dogs being poisoned. I am outraged that the Family Research Council and the Princes have made it a personal vendetta to sponsor hateful legislature against the LGBT people. Their deeds are not Christian or loving in any manner. I feel lucky to be here today! I grew up in a very rural area, I did not know anyone that was gay and I was taught by religion that my gay feelings were wrong and immoral! How wrong the Christians have it. My life is filled with love every day! I am very lucky to share my life with my devoted and loving partner. I fear for my friends safety in Holland. I feel compelled to voice my concerns that such hatred is still acceptable in the United States of America and the world for that matter.