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IDAHO: Rally Tomorrow At Statehouse

Via Boise State Public Radio:
For the eighth year in a row, Idaho gay rights advocates will attempt to get the attention of the Legislature with a rally at the Capitol this Saturday. "Add the Words Idaho" organizer Mistie Tolman says more than 600 people have said on Facebook that they’ll attend. She says people from all across the state will ask lawmakers to add the phrase “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the state’s human rights amendment. “Eight years now we’ve been asking for the dignity of a public hearing," says Tolman, "for [legislators] to hear us and listen to our stories and understand where we’re coming from when we talk about living with this fear of discrimination.”
LGBT people have no statewide legal protections in Idaho.

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