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.
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.