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LeFavour raises hopes of Add the Words hearing, Bedke says she misunderstood

Add the Words organizer Nicole LeFavour told supporters early Thursday she had “amazing news.” House Speaker Scott Bedke “implied” the group will get a hearing before the Legislature’s adjournment, fulfilling the unrequited goal of an eight-year campaign to apply the

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Stigers to headline ‘Add the Words’ rally Saturday at Idaho Capitol

Jazz singer-songwriter Curtis Stigers will perform at a Statehouse rally at 1 p.m. Saturday¬† aimed at building support to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the anti-discrimination provisions in the Idaho Human Rights Act. Proponents have been pressing lawmakers

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Eight years into quest, Idahoans still pressing to ‘Add the Words’

Efforts to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity have failed in the socially conservative Idaho Legislature. But momentum to “Add the Words” to the Idaho Human Rights Act may be building. To that end, supporters scheduled five

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Idaho ‘Add the Words’ campaign to get heard, but no bill and no vote

In deference to a request from Boise Democratic Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, the Senate and House State Affairs committees will meet Wednesday at 8 a.m. to hear an informational presentation on the effort to add sexual orientation and gender identity to

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