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Police Arrest 44 LGBT Activists in Protest at Idaho Senate Chamber: VIDEO

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Police arrested 44 LGBT activists including former state Senator Nicole LeFavour as they demanded inclusion in the state's anti-discrimination laws, the Statesman reports:

“We are here to insist the Idaho Legislature finally add four words, 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity,' to Idaho’s Human Rights Act to prevent the suicides, beatings, loss of jobs, evictions and the fear that too many gay and transgender Idahoans live with every day," the group said in a news release. "We do this for those who live in fear and those who may despair this year if no one speaks for them."

Various figures were given throughout Monday for how many protesters were involved, but Idaho State Police said they arrested 44 people and cited each for trespassing.

The last arrest came after 11 a.m., when former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, was taken into custody after the Senate voted to suspend its rule that allows former members to be on the Senate floor.

Protesters wore 'Add the Words IDAHO' t-shirts and covered their mouths with their hands.

Watch KTVB's report on the protest, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. How sad to see LGB people getting arrested for the cause of "gender identity." They are being manipulated and used by trans activists, and they won't receive so much as a "thanks" from them.

    Posted by: Matthew | Feb 3, 2014 8:51:21 PM


  2. It really should be "Add the 4 words, Idaho"
    That comma is important.

    Posted by: unruly | Feb 3, 2014 9:15:55 PM


  3. Go LGBT people! We are all in this together!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 3, 2014 9:28:36 PM


  4. Arresting good people diminishes the moral of the State. Lets see how long they can keep this up.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 3, 2014 9:36:38 PM


  5. Queer Nation should get a protest going at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in NYC during the opening ceremonies too!

    Posted by: Mark | Feb 3, 2014 9:50:49 PM


  6. Oh Idaho, so fearful of taking the lead when it's clearly the correct thing to do. In the video it is pointed out that legislators won't consider adding the words until marriage equality issues are settled in several other states. CHICKENS!

    Also, LeFavour as a former legislator is allowed access to the chamber at any time according to a little known rule. That had to be overturned so she could be asked to leave. CHICKENSHITS!

    Posted by: SteveDenver | Feb 3, 2014 10:39:40 PM


  7. The lady in the glasses on the right of the Troopers is Nicole LeFavor an Idaho Senator from 2008-2012, and out lesbian. She is incredible....so sad when she retired.

    Posted by: Geoff M | Feb 3, 2014 10:59:53 PM


  8. Yes, "let's just wait," say the Repugs...

    Posted by: KC | Feb 4, 2014 12:35:20 AM


  9. @MATTHEW: All but a few haters like you recognize and embrace the inclusiveness of LGBT. Crawl back under the rock out from which you slithered.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 4, 2014 2:03:00 AM


  10. ARRESTED? Thank heavens not shot!

    Posted by: LG | Feb 4, 2014 3:53:09 AM


  11. I can see Idaho from my front porch. What an embarrassment. I never go there.

    Posted by: barney | Feb 4, 2014 5:22:42 AM


  12. From a former Idahoan, and the son of a late State Senator and Representative, thank you to the folks who participated.

    Posted by: jimstoic | Feb 4, 2014 1:58:53 PM


  13. Keep the four words out, Idaho.

    Posted by: Idaho | Feb 12, 2014 9:59:51 AM


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