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IDAHO: 25 Activists Arrested In Another “Add The Four Words” Protest

Via the Associated Press: Gay rights activists once again returned to the Idaho Capitol to protest lawmakers’ refusal to pass anti-discrimination protections, this time by refusing to leave the state’s bill-drafting offices. Idaho State Police made 25 arrests, including six people who were arrested twice, Monday for trespassing in the Statehouse. Protesters staged three different demonstrations Monday. Activists taking part ...

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Tony Perkins Cheers Idaho Rights Vote

“In Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, Republicans are moving quickly on measures that would penalize any government employee caught issuing same-sex ‘marriage’ licenses — regardless of the courts’ orders. Meanwhile, Utah, North Carolina, and South Carolina are desperately trying to give cover to anyone with religious objections to same-sex ‘marriage’ by drafting bills that would give government officials the ability ...

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IDAHO: State House Committee Kills “Add The Four Words” LGBT Rights Bill

Via Boise Public Radio: After more than 20 hours of public testimony, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee decided to kill the “Add the Words” bill that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Idahoans. In the nine years that LGBT activists have been fighting for it, this is the furthest the bill has come. Some of ...

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Idaho House Committee Hears Testimony On “Add The Words” LGBT Rights Bill

On Monday, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee heard public testimony on the bill that would add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s Human Rights Act. Via the Associated Press: Overall, lawmakers were largely silent during the hearing, asking only a handful of follow up questions and withholding comments. The committee — made up some of ...

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IDAHO: Legislature To Hear Arguments On “Add The Four Words” Campaign

Via the Boise Statesman Review: After years of denying a hearing for proposals to ban discrimination against gays, Idaho legislators decided Wednesday to let a committee debate the issue. On a 6-1 vote, the Idaho House’s leadership committee agreed Wednesday to introduce the “Add the Words” bill, a measure to amend the Idaho Human Rights Act to add the words ...

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The Next Big LGBT Rights Battle

Via the New York Times: As barriers to same-sex marriage fall across the country, gay rights advocates are planning their next battle on Capitol Hill: a push for sweeping legislation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination, similar to the landmark Civil Rights Act that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed in 1964. Plans for a so-called comprehensive ...

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IDAHO: “Add The Four Words” Protesters Given Light Sentences By Cheering Judge

Via Idaho’s Spokesman-Review: The last of more than 100 Idahoans arrested this year in gay-rights protests at the state Capitol were sentenced in a four-hour-plus hearing Monday, and the judge had this message for them: “I respect your courage in doing what you did.” The protesters took part in “Add the 4 Words” demonstrations during this year’s session of the ...

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