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‘Add The Words’ Group Back Veteran

"Add the Words" protesters marched in Boise today in support of a 74YO Navy veteran who wants to be buried with same-sex partner in Idaho veterans cemetery. (Eye on Boise photo)

“Add the Words” protesters returned to the Idaho state Capitol today, where roughly 180 were arrested during the course of this year’s legislative session pressing unsuccessfully for a hearing on legislation to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act, to ban discrimination on those grounds. Today, the peaceful protesters carried a personal message: That of Madelynn Lee Taylor, a 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who’s been denied her request to be buried with her same-sex spouse at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Do you consider the request by Navy veteran Madelynn Lee Taylor to be a reasonable/unreasonable one?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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