Gay rights activists arrested after occupying Senate, demand LGBT protections

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Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill (R-Rexburg) is blocked from entering the Senate chambers by Demonstrators at the Idaho Statehouse on Monday morning. The protestors are advocating adding gender identity and sexual orientation to the state's human rights ordinance, but have thus far been unsuccessful in advancing the legislation. They cover their mouths to symbolize their feelings of disenfranchisement. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Joe Jaszewski) LOCAL TV OUT (KTVB 7).

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LeFavour predicted additional action if lawmakers don't agree to hold a hearing, saying "I don't think you could stop people from showing up in greater numbers to do something peacefully, but pointedly, again and again and again."


Associated Press writer Katie Terhune contributed to this report.

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