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Hucks Poll: Expand Anti-Bias Law

  • Monday Poll: An even 50% of Hucks Nation (86 of 172 respondents) believes that Idaho's anti-discrimination law be expanded to add sexual orientation to its protected classes. 81 of 172 (47% said the law shouldn't be expanded. 5 respondents were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: Has the Idaho Republican Party moved too far to the right?

Hucks Poll: Raise Taxes

  • Weekend Poll: Hucks Nation supports raising taxes to protect essential services, like Medicaid and public education. 111 of 208 respondents (53.4%) support a tax increase to protect services. 92 of 208 (43.2%) oppose raising taxes. 5 (2.4%) were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: Should Idaho's anti-discrimination law be expanded to add sexual orientation to its protected classes?

Bill Would Expand Anti-Bias Law

Idaho’s state Human Rights Commission has endorsed legislation adding sexual orientation to the state’s anti-discrimination law. Just two years ago, the commission opposed such legislation and lawmakers refused to introduce it. This year, the legislation already has been introduced, and Senate Minority Leader Edgar Malepeai, D-Pocatello, pictured, says he’s hopeful lawmakers will consider it, especially now that the Human Rights Commission has voted 7-2 in favor of it. … At least 20 states, including Washington, ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. But Idaho lawmakers have rejected the idea repeatedly over the past decade, most recently in 2009. That year, the commission voted 5-4 against backing it/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Will the 2011 Legislature expand the anti-discrimination law to include sexual orientation and gender identity?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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