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Johnson confirmation prompts hour-long debate

The confirmation of Ruthie Johnson of Hayden Lake for another term on the Idaho Human Rights Commission prompted an hour-long debate in the Senate today, the AP reports, after Johnson's comments about gay rights during her Senate State Affairs Committee confirmation hearing aroused opposition from Senate Democrats. The 85-year-old's confirmation ultimately was approved on a party-line vote; you can read the full story here at

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