Stories tagged: gay rights
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 3:35 P.M.
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 …
THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2016, 4:13 P.M.
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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 7:24 P.M.
Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids
New York’s highest court expanded the definition of parenthood Tuesday by ruling that former same-sex couples may seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or …
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 12:39 P.M.
Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
Central Idaho school district adopts gender inclusion policy
A school district in central Idaho has approved a new gender inclusion policy that allows students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:24 P.M.
New Jersey proposal expands infertility coverage to lesbians
A federal lawsuit brought by a New Jersey lesbian couple who want to have a baby may mean insurance coverage for women who currently don’t meet the state’s definition of …
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 8:02 P.M.
Q&A: No immediate ruling on Obama transgender directive
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas and 12 other states asked a federal judge on Friday to halt an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in U.S. public schools. …
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 2:34 P.M.
Navy ship to be named for late gay rights leader Harvey Milk
The late gay rights leader Harvey Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 9:06 P.M.
George Takei says the decision to make Sulu gay is ‘really unfortunate’
George Takei did not want “Star Trek Beyond’s” Sulu to be gay? Oh my. While news broke that “Star Trek Beyond” will feature an openly gay Hikaru Sulu in a …
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016
Opinions from past provide perspective
Editorials covered the fight against poverty, city-county consolidation, and an anti-gay rights initiative in Idaho.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
Photo: Mark of solidarity
A tattoo in tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting decorates the leg of Jen Loder, of Orlando, Fla., as she attends a memorial vigil Saturday.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective
Editorials covered moving holidays to Mondays, an initiative to limit employment opportunities for gay people and increasing U.S. secrecy and surveillance after 9/11.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 10:52 A.M.
Amid shouts of ‘shame,’ House GOP defeats gay rights measure
Democrats shouted “shame,” but seven House Republicans switched their votes and defeated a measure on Thursday to protect gay rights.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 12:52 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8:06 A.M.
Washington governor bans state travel to Mississippi
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has joined the Seattle mayor in banning official travel to Mississippi due to the state’s new law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to refuse …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 6:13 P.M.
Washington state employees banned from government-related travel to Mississippi
Washington workers banned from most government travel to Mississippi
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 9:59 A.M.
Mississippi gov. signs law allowing service denial to gays
Mississippi’s governor has signed a law that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to gay couples based on the employers’ religious beliefs.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Washington governor bans state travel to North Carolina
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has barred non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because of the state’s new law that prevents local governments from protecting people based on sexual orientation and …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
Nike drops Manny Pacquiao in wake of anti-gay statements
Manny Pacquiao’s comments disparaging gays have cost him his contract with apparel giant Nike.
SATURDAY, NOV. 14, 2015, 6:35 P.M.
In protest over gay rights, Mormons give up their church membership
On Saturday, hundreds of people on the rolls of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints walked from a rallying point to Temple Square, where they delivered a letter …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14, 2015, 8:12 P.M.
Rand Paul: ‘If you are gay, there are plenty of places that will hire you’
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, when asked by a college student whether employers ought to be allowed to fire workers because they are gay, said the government should not get …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015, 9:59 P.M.
Arkansas governor rethinking measure that some say could allow discrimination against gays
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015, 9:09 A.M.
Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn’t …
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
Eye on Boise: Rep. Barbieri hosts lunch on ‘True Face of Islam’
After gathering more than a dozen lawmakers for lunch in a Statehouse meeting room last week to hear a presentation titled “The True Face of Islam in Idaho,” Rep. Vito …
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
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 …
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
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 …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015
Mormon leaders call on lawmakers to protect gay rights
SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church issued a nationwide call Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting those …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015
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 …
TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015
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 …
SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2015
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 …