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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 of misdemeanor trespassing, two of whom were juveniles.
Activists taking part in the demonstration warned beforehand they would not voluntarily leave until legislators consider adding four words — sexual orientation and gender identity — to the Idaho Human Rights Act. They wore black-and-white “Add the 4 Words Idaho” T-shirts and stood silently by covering their mouths with their hands.
“Plain and simply, it is time the Idaho Legislature to use its voice to set the field level for those who live quiet lives in all our communities, those who are your own daughters and sons, those who deserve for our state to set in law that…
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