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January 26, 2011 in Idaho
Betsy Russell photo

Idaho Senate Minority Leader Edgar Malepeai, D-Pocatello, shown here in his office in the state Capitol on Wednesday, says he’s known discrimination first-hand due to his Samoan ethnicity. He’s sponsoring legislation to add sexual orientation to Idaho’s anti-discrimination law. “I certainly understand the political climate,” he said. “It is still the right thing to do.”