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Topic: Idaho

Bellevue Becomes 12th Idaho City to Ban Anti-Gay Discrimination Magic Valley  •  June 18, 2015 BELLEVUE • On Monday, Bellevue became the 12th city in Idaho to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ordinance bans discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. A violation is a misdemeanor, punishable by a $1,000 fine and/or up to six months
Hailey To Become 11th Idaho Town With Gay Rights Law Boise State Public Radio  •  April 21, 2015 Hailey is set to become the 11th city in Idaho to pass a non-discrimination ordinance. The law – which bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity – comes after the Idaho Legislature failed to pass a similar statewide measure earlier this year. Read more here.
23 Gay Rights Activists Arrested in Idaho House and Senate Washington Times  •  March 2, 2015 BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Police arrested roughly two dozen gay rights activists Monday after protesters refused to leave the Idaho Senate and House chambers in an attempt to pressure lawmakers into passing anti-discrimination protections. Idaho State Police said they arrested 23 people on suspicion
Idaho Religious Freedom Bill Affecting Businesses KMTV Idaho  •  February 24, 2015 A bill that supporters say would protect Idaho business owners from having to serve people with different religious beliefs is going back to committee. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Representative Lynn Luker of Boise, wants to take more time to work on the language of the bill after hearing pu
Idaho Lawmakers Reflect on Sitting Through Nondiscrimination Hearings Idaho Statesman  •  February 8, 2015 BOISE, IDAHO — Idaho’s gay and lesbian activists lined up 22 hours of testimony in their effort to have anti-discrimination laws amended to include them in housing and employment protections. And though they weren’t able to change the state’s Human Rights Act, supporters say the
Idaho: House Committee Halts Bill Banning Discrimination Against Gays New York Times  •  January 30, 2015 Idaho lawmakers voted Thursday to halt a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people, siding with the concerns of religious freedom supporters. The House State Affairs Committee, made up of the Legislature’s most conservative lawmakers, voted, 13 to 4, to hold the bill in committ
Days after Mormon Church Endorses Some LGBT protections, LDS Lawmakers in Idaho Vote Against Them Washington Post  •  January 30, 2015 Idaho was the first test of how much influence the church’s endorsement will have on Mormon lawmakers, and there is more ahead. Nondiscrimination legislation has been introduced in the Book of Mormon Belt states of Arizona, Utah and Wyoming. Two of these bills are sponsored by Mormons — Arizona
Idaho Lawmakers Consider LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections For The First Time Think Progress  •  January 27, 2015 While Republican-controlled legislatures across the country are considering bills that would ensure discrimination against LGBT people can legally take place, lawmakers in Idaho are considering protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity for the first time. This week, the Idaho House
Idaho Nondiscrimination Bill to Get First Hearing Human Rights Campaign  •  January 20, 2015 Last week, Republican leadership in the Idaho House of Representatives cleared the way for a statewide non-discrimination bill to have a full public hearing. The dates have yet to be announced. This victory comes as a result of years of pressure from Idaho activists. The bill will insert ‘
Victor, Idaho Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance Boise Weekly  •  June 12, 2014 Victor, Idaho, near the Wyoming border, became the latest of nine states to pass an ordinance banning discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The town’s city council unanimously approved a measure that added employment, housing and public accommodati