Sunday, February 1, 2015

Idaho Kills LGBT Nondiscrimination bill 13-4

Idaho ‘Add the Words’ nondiscrimination bill dies in committee

by Brig Bagley

1 February 2015

A bill to simply add the works "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the Idaho "Human Rights Act" was killed by republican representatives in the vote.

Supporters of the bill wept in failure, knowing the fear that comes with being judged for their differences in school, work, and housing. Legislators stated that they believe the state has come a long way, and that these concerns are very legitimate. But the bill as written was not appropriate for passage.

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