There’s a full house this afternoon for the sentencing of two dozen “Add the 4 Words” protesters at the Ada County Courthouse for offenses relating to protests at the state Capitol during this year’s legislative session in favor of adding the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. Between those up for sentencing, their supporters, volunteer attorneys and members of the press, the room has filled; extra chairs were added to seat the crowd of more than 70, but finally the last few people who arrived late were turned away. A dozen Idaho attorneys, organized by Boise Attorney Dan Skinner, are representing the protesters pro bono/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. (AP/Statesman file photo by Joe Jaszewski, of 'Add the Words' protesters in Idaho Statehouse earlier this year)
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