Can you believe it?! Idaho – home to toilet trolling Senator Larry Craig – may soon debate a gay inclusive non-discrimination bill. State representative Nicole LeFavour celebrated the legislative move with a very special blog post.
On this day when we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted to print the first piece of legislation to mention sexual orientation, and to propose ending centuries of discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment, housing, education and public accommodation.
Leslie Goddard, director of the Human Rights Commission beautifully presented the bill after an introduction by Senator Tim Corder, a major sponsor of the legislation.
Nothing, except giving thanks to those who vote well, is more important than dedicating ourselves to having positive, gentle interactions with legislators who are still on the road to understanding these issues and voting as we would wish.
The potential bill will rewrite 1968’s Human Rights Act and would prohibit businesses with five or more employees from discriminating based on sexual orientation. Religious organizations, however, would not have to abide by the law.
We simply can’t wait to hear how Craig votes – not that we’re expecting much…