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UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

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Idaho Dems introduce ‘Add the Words’ bill on discrimination against gays

Idaho Democrats have introduced the “Add the Words” bill – to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act to ban discrimination on those …


Shawn Vestal: Killing of gay man in Idaho shows why state must ‘add the words’

While culture warriors have been hysterically policing public restrooms, a truly horrific killing of a gay man in Idaho has flown mostly under the radar. And now, as police look …


Dozens more arrested in ‘Add the Words’ protest at Boise Capitol

BOISE – There were 25 arrests at Idaho’s state Capitol on Monday, as protesters continued to press without success for lawmakers to enact civil rights protections for gays. The protesters …


More protesters arrested at Idaho Capitol

BOISE – Nearly two dozen people were arrested in the Idaho state Capitol on Monday after they refused to leave the House and Senate chambers and stood in silent protest …


Mormon church support may not change Idaho bill outcome

BOISE – The Mormon church announced its support for measures protecting the rights of gays and lesbians as Idaho lawmakers held a second day of hearings on a bill that …


Add the Words bill hearing draws 500

BOISE – Nearly 500 people flocked to Idaho’s state Capitol on Monday to give heartfelt testimony on a proposed law to ban discrimination against gays and transgender people. “If there …


Eye on Boise: ‘Add the Words’ bill gets hearing Monday

The Idaho Legislature will hold a full hearing on an “Add the Words” bill starting Monday morning at 8 in the Lincoln Auditorium, after nine years of refusing to do …


Idaho lawmakers to hear arguments on ‘Add the Words’ bill

BOISE – After years of denying a hearing for proposals to ban discrimination against gays, Idaho legislators decided Wednesday to let a committee debate the issue. On a 6-1 vote, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 14, 2015, 4:50 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers introduce anti-discrimination bill for gays

On a 6-1 vote, the Idaho House’s leadership committee agreed Wednesday to introduce the “Add the Words” bill, the measure to amend the Idaho Human Rights Act to add the …


Editorial: ‘Add 4 Words’ protesters deserve legislators’ attention

The Ada County courtroom where about two dozen “Add the 4 Words” protesters were sentenced Monday was packed. Too bad there wasn’t enough seating for Idaho’s legislators. They would have …


Idaho judge sentences, praises ‘Add the 4 Words’ rights protesters

BOISE – An Idaho judge sentenced two dozen gay-rights protesters arrested at the state Capitol this year and offered them this message: “I respect your courage in doing what you …


Eye on Boise: Idaho Senate backs veto-override amendment

With little debate, the Senate on Friday voted 28-6 in favor of Sen. Steve Vick’s proposed constitutional amendment to empower the House speaker and the Senate president pro-tem to order …


Protests held outside, inside Capitol

BOISE – In a chaotic day at Idaho’s state Capitol on Thursday, 46 gay rights protesters were arrested after blockading a hallway, forcing the cancellation of two Senate committee hearings …


Eye on Boise: Lawmakers name stand-ins while campaigning

Two legislators who are running for statewide office missed most or all of the past week of lawmaking, appointing subs to serve for them while they campaigned. Rep. Lawerence Denney, …


Gay rights protesters swarm Idaho Statehouse

BOISE – Hundreds of demonstrators filled all four floors of Idaho’s state Capitol on Monday to urge lawmakers to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Many held small, hand-lettered signs …


Gay rights protesters arrested in Idaho Capitol

BOISE – More than 40 gay rights protesters were arrested Monday in Idaho’s state Capitol after they blocked every entrance to the Senate chamber, standing silently with their hands over …


Eye on Boise: Highway projects’ payoff called ‘dramatic’

BOISE – From 2007 to 2012, traffic crashes in Idaho dropped by 18 percent, according to research by Scott Stokes, deputy director of the Idaho Transportation Department, while fatalities and …


Sandpoint is only Idaho city to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity

Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce President Kate McAlister wasn’t expecting it when a woman in her 60s walked up to her at a community event, hugged her and started crying. “She …


Idaho senators reject protections for gays

BOISE – Efforts to prohibit employment and housing discrimination against gay people in Idaho were rejected Friday by a state Senate committee as a shocked crowd of more than 250 …