Idaho’s Add The Words Bill Again Gains Momentum

After a heartbreaking vote by the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee last month, organizers say a bill that would help curb discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals in Idaho has found new sponsors over on the  House side of the legislature.

According to the Boise Weekly,”Boise Democratic Rep. Cherie Buckner-Webb and Twin Falls Republican Rep. Leon Smith are poised to submit a new version of the proposed legislation, presumably this time in the Idaho House.”

No word yet on when the action might happen, but organizers say they are optimistic the bill will resurface.  As we reported last week, organizers are asking Idahoans to contact key House members and ask that they request a public hearing and “up or down” vote on the bill to amend the Idaho Human Rights Act.

According to a Facebook event page,”Writing these lawmakers with a positive message will let them know that their communities support this legislation and it is important to make it a priority this year.”

The letter writing campaign coincides with planned respectful actions such as the gathering that took place Monday morning outside the House State Affairs Committee room. Organizers say similar actions will be taking place until the bill is passed.

The key house lawmakers are as follows:

Representative Thomas F. Loertscher, TLoertsc@house.idaho.gov
Representative Max C. Black, MBlack@house.idaho.gov
Representative Eric Anderson, EAnderson@house.idaho.gov
Representative Ken Andrus, KAndrus@house.idaho.gov
Representative Carlos Bilbao, CBilbao@house.idaho.gov
Representative Lynn M. Luker, LLuker@house.idaho.gov
Representative Erik Simpson, ESimpson@house.idaho.gov
Representative Frank N. Henderson, FHenderson@house.idaho.gov
Representative Jim Guthrie, http://legislature.idaho.gov/about/contactmembersform.cfm?ID=1179

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2 Responses to Idaho’s Add The Words Bill Again Gains Momentum

  1. Jani says:

    Reblogged this on janiswings and commented:
    This is an issue so close to my heart and LOOK! hope is still alive….”Even in complete darkness, the light of hope echoes an eternity…”~ Robert N. White

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