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Eye On Boise Add the Words archive

MONDAY, JAN. 26, 2015

SUNDAY, JAN. 25, 2015

SUNDAY, JAN. 18, 2015

Boise Police Chief Mike Masterson addresses an "Add the Words" rally on the state Capitol steps on Saturday (UI Argonaut / George Wood)

More than 1,000 rally for 'Add the Words' bill

More than 1,000 people rallied at the state Capitol on Saturday for the “Add the Words” bill, to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act and outlaw discrimination on those bases in housing, employment and public accommodations. Among...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015

Idaho's House Ways & Means Committee considers introducing legislation to ban discrimination against gays; the "Add the Words" bill was introduced late Wednesday on a 6-1 vote. (Betsy Russell)

'Add the Words' bill introduced on 6-1 vote 

With a quick meeting, no questions or comments, and a 6-1 vote the House Ways & Means Committee has voted to introduce the “Add the Words” bill, to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act and ban discrimination...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2015

TUESDAY, OCT. 28, 2014

THURSDAY, OCT. 23, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, Idaho's first openly gay lawmaker, addresses District Judge Michael Oths in the Ada County Courthouse during sentencing for her Add the 4 Words Idaho protest arrest earlier this year, on Monday, July 21, 2014. LeFavour and 22 other defendants pled guilty and were given community service and a fine. (AP/Idaho Statesman / Kyle Green)

Judge: 'I respect your courage in doing what you did' 

The “Add the 4 Words” sentencing hearing has finally wrapped up at nearly 5:45 p.m. Boise time. Judge Michael Oths thanked all those involved – the lawyers, the defendants, the clerks, the marshals, “everybody.” He said, “Everybody’s been respectful of one another today,” adding to...

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'Not a fiscal issue, a civil rights issue'

Jeffrey Brownson, attorney for Nicole LeFavour at the “Add the 4 Words” sentencing hearing this afternoon, said this about the protests this year: “These people throughout the legislative session were willing to put their liberty at stake, to face prosecution having no idea what the...

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MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 3, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2013

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13, 2013

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