A third group of "Add the Words" protesters have been arrested at the Statehouse, according to the Spokesman-Review.
Nine protesters pressing for the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity protections to Idaho's anti-discrimination law were arrested for trespassing Monday morning after they blocked access to the Legislature's bill-writing offices on the first floor of the state Capitol. Later, a group of "Add the Words" advocates took to the Capitol steps to promote their cause.
Another nine were arrested around 11 a.m. A third group of seven were arrested around 2:15 p.m. All but one of the group arrested in the third round were also arrested in the first round, an Idaho State Police spokeswoman said.
Twenty-three people were arrested March 2 after they blocked access to the House and Senate chambers. With no further action on related legislation anticipated this session, the protests are expected to continue.
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The Utah Legislature last week voted to add LGBT anti-discrimination protections in employment and housing, with exemptions for religious institutions, organizations, associations and their affiliates, as well as the Boy Scouts of America.