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Tens of thousands in Berlin protest racism, discrimination

Tens of thousands of people protested racism and discrimination Saturday in Berlin, a demonstration that came amid rising concerns about Germany’s increasingly confident far right.

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 …

Lawsuit: Idaho paternity laws violate rights of same-sex couples and their kids

Idaho’s laws on paternity, artificial insemination and vital statistics unconstitutionally violate the rights of same-sex couples and their children, a new lawsuit filed Thursday in federal district court charges.

Lawmakers meet to take up Charlotte-transgender ordinance

Legislators worked in a special session Wednesday and considered stopping any local government in North Carolina from passing an ordinance like the one Charlotte recently approved allowing transgender people to …

NYC enacts anti-discrimination rules for city facilities

A regulation that ensures people visiting New York City facilities can use restrooms or locker rooms aligned with their gender identity was enacted Monday.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ministers diverge in opinion on lifting of Idaho’s gay marriage ban

Thousands of couples have tied the knot at the Hitching Post, an institution in Coeur d’Alene right up there with the famous Hudson’s Hamburgers. But the popular wedding chapel across …

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 …

Idaho GOP wants to void local laws banning sexual orientation discrimination

Idaho Republican Party leaders want state legislators to wade into city affairs and invalidate local laws that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation such as the one Coeur d’Alene passed …