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/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.
Betsy Russell posts on "Add the Words" discussion:
- 'Add the Words' print hearing moved to capitol auditorium
- 'Add the Words' bill rejected on party-line vote
- Crowd places sticky notes, sings 'We shall overcome'
- Human rights bill backers 'astounded,' say, 'This is 2012, it's time
- Senate GOP leadership on 'Add the Words': 'We don't think that bill is the right thing to do'
Question: Isn't this odd behavior by the Senate after the action against "Add the Words" in committee?