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LeFavour: ‘What we did this year … was all that was left’

Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, told the court this afternoon that she had tried everything else to get the Legislature to hear legislation banning discrimination against gays before planning this year’s protests that led to arrests. “At one point we even had Republican co-sponsors for the bill, and then politics came in,” she said. “Year after year after year, they would just tell us no. They won’t even hear the story. At that point, what do you do? You have people coming to you and telling you that their kids are taking their lives. I tried everything.”

She said, “What we did this year is all we could think of to do. It was all that was left.”

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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