It might be time to start a potato boycott: On Friday, legislators in Idaho voted down a measure to add protections for LGBT citizens to the state’s anti-discrimination laws.
Sen. Edgar Malepeai (D-Pocatello), introduced the measure and fought back tears as he asked members to print the bill and allow testimony from supporters. “In my opinion, it would be profoundly disrespectful not to afford,” said Malepeai said, who is straight. Pausing to collect himself, he added: “Not to afford those tens of thousands of families affected by this legislation with at least a printing of the bill.”
This is ridiculous. Honestly, how can you deny a human being protection? How can you be that low?