BOISE, Idaho—40 LGBT rights advocates who prevented lawmakers from entering the Idaho Senate on Feb. 3 were arrested.
The Spokesman-Review reported the protesters stood silently with their hands over their mouths. The newspaper said the advocates also wore black T-shirts with the slogan “add the 4 words Idaho,” referring to the inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s anti-discrimination law.
The protesters received misdemeanor trespassing citations.
“We’ve got to do something,” Hilary Rayhill told the Spokesman-Review after authorities arrested her and her fellow advocates.
The newspaper said state Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb (D-Boise) and state Rep. Grant Burgoyne (D-Boise), who introduced a bill that would add LGBT-specific protections to the state’s anti-discrimination law, said lawmakers would not consider their measure this year.