S-R: More Add the Words Protests, LeFavour Caught in Senate Closet

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Idaho State Police were dispatched to the Statehouse again Tuesday night, where they found approximately 30 Add the Words advocates, continuing in their ongoing attempt to encourage Idaho lawmakers to hold a public hearing on a proposal to add the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the Idaho Human Rights Act. But with legislators already packing up their offices in anticipation of the Friday, March 21, adjournment, those hopes are all but dashed for another year.

Meanwhile, former Boise Democratic State Sen. Nicole LeFavour, who has already been arrested numerous times during Add the Words demonstrations this session, was discovered March 18 hiding in a closet in a State Senate lounge.

The Spokesman-Review's Betsy Russell reported that LeFavour was found in the closet late Tuesday afternoon when Senate staffers went looking for some items. LeFavour was asked to leave, and though Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill said there was some "initial reluctance," LeFavour complied with the request to leave.

A short time later, Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis reminded his colleagues—while the Senate was in session—to lock their office doors before leaving for the evening.


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