Eye On Boise

FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012, 10:32 A.M.

Senate applauds ‘Add The Words’ backers in the gallery

The Senate is beginning its annual Lincoln Day commemorative program, but before it started, Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, rose to introduce guests in the gallery, as is the custom, including her partner, Carol Grohoski, and a large group of folks "who have worked with the Add The Words campaign for the last several months" to add sexual orientation and gender identity to Idaho's Human Rights Act. LeFavour reeled off names of those in the gallery, adding, "and all the amazing people who have worked so hard and who I love dearly. So please give them a warm welcome." The Senate responded with a vigorous round of applause. Said Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, "Thank you, senator. We welcome your friends to the Senate."

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