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LGBT advocates, religious leaders call on legislators to hold hearing for Add the Words bill

March 21, 2019

BOISE — Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, said the state isn’t ready yet to pass anti-discrimination legislation on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, but several community leaders aren’t taking no for an answer.

State leaders discuss LGBT protections versus religious liberty at Boise summit

February 22, 2019

BOISE — Lawmakers, advocates and religious leaders gathered in Boise Friday to discuss Idaho’s approach to protecting LGBT residents, just two days after Senate leadership said an “Add the Words” bill won’t get a hearing this year.

Sen. Hill: No Add the Words legislation this session

February 20, 2019

BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2 News) — Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill said Wednesday that he believes progress has been made on the effort to protect LGBT people from discrimination while also protecting religious freedoms, but he believes there isn't time this legislative session to come to an agreement.

Boise senator introduces 'Add the Words' anti-discrimination bill

January 21, 2019

BOISE — Legislation to add anti-discrimination protections for gays and transgender people to the Idaho Human Rights Act was introduced in the Senate on Friday as a personal bill by Sen. Maryanne Jordan, D-Boise.

'Add the Words' protesters flood Capitol in Boise

January 17, 2019

BOISE — About 200 demonstrators in favor of adding anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people to Idaho law were at the state Capitol recently for a “Flood the Capitol” demonstration.

After demonstration, embattled Add the Words legislation introduced at Idaho Legislature

January 18, 2019

Legislation has been introduced to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from employment and housing discrimination in Idaho.

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January 14, 2019

On a cold December evening, about 100 people gathered in downtown Boise to learn more about Add the Words. The group advocates on behalf of LGBTQ folks, and is focused on adding the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act.

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