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'Add The Words' Protesters Arrested

Update: Nearly two dozen "Add the Words" protesters were arrested this morning in Boise/Eye on Boise

'Add the 4 Words' protesters are standing in the chamber of the Idaho House this morning and refusing to leave, and blocking the main entrance to the Senate chamber, calling for consideration of legislation to add the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the Idaho Human Rights Act, to ban discrimination on those bases in housing, employment and public accommodations in Idaho. Legislation to make that change was the subject of a lengthy public hearing earlier this session in a House committee, but was voted down on a party-line vote, with all Republicans on the House State Affairs Committee opposing it, and minority Democrats supporting it/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (Eye on Boise photo: Betsy Russell)


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