Friday, January 31, 2014

LGBT service-denial bill passes in committee

Here's a brief right from the pages of the Argonaut - find the link here.
BOISE — The House State Affairs Committee in the Idaho Legislature unanimously passed a bill that would allow businesses and medical professionals to deny service to gay individuals, as well as unmarried mothers, without losing licensure — as long as they cite religious beliefs.
Rep. Lynn Luker, R-Boise, said the bill would also allow teachers to deny educating a student if they are gay.
Rep. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, is a proponent for the “Add the Words” campaign — a campaign to add equal protections for the state’s LGBT population to the Idaho Human Rights Act. Burgoyne said Luker’s bill is bringing an opportunity to have a conversation in the legislature about the state’s slashing equal rights for gays. He said he is hoping to change minds on the issue before the bill is passed.
There is no date set for the hearing. More information will be available next week.
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