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Mon., Feb. 4, 2013, 8:43 a.m.

7th Try For ‘Add The Words’ In Offing

The words didn’t get added last year, but the sentiment stuck around. Rep. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, and Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, announced Friday they are introducing legislation to add the words “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. The effort marks the seventh attempt in as many years to pass such a bill. So what’s different this year? Burgoyne and Buckner-Webb are spearheading an effort to speak to every legislator individually to address questions or concerns they may have about the bill. “Because it’s not personal to them, it takes a period of time to become familiar with the issue and understand the issue,” Burgoyne said. “It’s not a personal issue to me and it took me time to come to terms with the issue and understand the issue. I can understand why others have to go through the same process”/Melissa Davlin, Twin Falls Times-News. More here. H/T: Kestrel West Morning Memo

Question: What would you say the odds are that "Add the Words" will pass this year, on its 7th try?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.