State Politics

Add the Words group returns to Capitol

Advocates of adding anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity to Idaho’s human rights law returned to the Capitol Monday. In the morning, 26 people lined the House wing of the Capitol before moving to other locations.

The Legislature in January held three days of committee hearings on a bill to add the language before voting the measure down on party lines. Proponents of the change have since taken to civil disobedience protests in the Capitol and have repeatedly been arrested for blocking access to legislative offices and chambers.