Crisis in Idaho

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    Feb 04, 2014 8:19 AM GMT
    Police arrested dozens of gay rights activists Monday after a protest that blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate chambers for more than two hours.

    This is where the fight is now. So be it.

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    Feb 04, 2014 3:14 PM GMT
    YourName2000 said ... 2 hours is a pretty short amount of time for protesters to be removed in a democratic jurisdiction, imo. Up here, they're viewed as voters ...

    good point!


    my husband's parents (in their 80's) live in Boise ID and we go there for Xmas. I can tell you Boise is very far away from New York City. I am thankful we have a strong federal government, if left by themselves Idaho would look like a white version of Uganda in 5 months.
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    Feb 04, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    ^^^^^
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    Feb 04, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    YourName2000 said ... 2 hours is a pretty short amount of time for protesters to be removed in a democratic jurisdiction, imo. Up here, they're viewed as voters ...

    good point!


    my husband's parents (in their 80's) live in Boise ID and we go there for Xmas. I can tell you Boise is very far away from New York City. I am thankful we have a strong federal government, if left by themselves Idaho would look like a white version of Uganda in 5 months.
    So would Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:13 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]YourName2000 said[/cite]Ughh...I got through 10 seconds of that unrelated dreck of a video. That whiney old folk song...the overly pensive dramatic slideshow...awful.

    You're right, the video isn't the best produced or executed.I apologize for my in-artfully trying to convey a small part of the struggle gays men have endured, and even overcome int the last 50 plus years.

    Thank you for taking the time to watch it and for your insightful comments.

    Mike
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:25 AM GMT
    YourName2000 saidUghh...I got through 10 seconds of that unrelated dreck of a video. That whiney old folk song...the overly pensive dramatic slideshow...awful.


    2 hours is a pretty short amount of time for protesters to be removed in a democratic jurisdiction, imo. Up here, they're viewed as voters...usually they're allowed to 'be' there, even overnight. It's only days later, when negotiations haven't worked that I've seen local protesters (over native land claims, pipelines, etc) be forcably removed --with great care.


    It's Idaho. Warped sense of reality 2 hrs must feel like 10 yrs there. Lol
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:30 AM GMT
    Hillie said
    YourName2000 saidUghh...I got through 10 seconds of that unrelated dreck of a video. That whiney old folk song...the overly pensive dramatic slideshow...awful.


    2 hours is a pretty short amount of time for protesters to be removed in a democratic jurisdiction, imo. Up here, they're viewed as voters...usually they're allowed to 'be' there, even overnight. It's only days later, when negotiations haven't worked that I've seen local protesters (over native land claims, pipelines, etc) be forcably removed --with great care.


    It's Idaho. Warped sense of reality 2 hrs must feel like 10 yrs there. Lol



    You guys can belittile this all you want,,,this is real Idaho people standing up agains a bill that is real trouble for a number for groups if idaho.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:44 AM GMT
    moscowmikey said
    Hillie said
    YourName2000 saidUghh...I got through 10 seconds of that unrelated dreck of a video. That whiney old folk song...the overly pensive dramatic slideshow...awful.


    2 hours is a pretty short amount of time for protesters to be removed in a democratic jurisdiction, imo. Up here, they're viewed as voters...usually they're allowed to 'be' there, even overnight. It's only days later, when negotiations haven't worked that I've seen local protesters (over native land claims, pipelines, etc) be forcably removed --with great care.


    It's Idaho. Warped sense of reality 2 hrs must feel like 10 yrs there. Lol



    You guys can belittile this all you want,,,this is real Idaho people standing up agains a bill that is real trouble for a number for groups if idaho.


    pls don't make more out of my attempt to funny. It was not meant to offend. Geeze.
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:47 AM GMT
    moscowmikey saidYou guys can belittile this all you want,,,this is real Idaho people standing up agains a bill that is real trouble for a number for groups if idaho.

    Ok, please try to understand that not all of us know what is going on politically in other states. You are obviously very familiar with this particular struggle as it is taking place in your home state. The video you posted was a sentimental journey down protest memory lane but it didn't tell me ANYTHING about what is going on in Iowa right now. If that's what you want us to know about, then TELL US ABOUT THAT. Or at the very least, provide an informative link.

    The issue of gay rights has become prominent in Idaho.

    In a pending federal case, four couples have sued to overturn Idaho's 8-year-old ban on gay marriage.

    A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill last month to forbid the state from revoking professional licenses of those who refuse service or employment on religious grounds, triggering opposition from gay rights' supporters and civil liberties groups.

    And last year, tax commissioners barred same-sex couples legally married in other states from filing joint Idaho income tax returns.

    The arrests Monday began after Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill attempted to enter the chamber about 11 a.m. but was blocked. About a half hour earlier, organizers had sent notice to media outlets saying arrests were imminent.

    Source:http://www.woi-tv.com/story/24620393/gay-rights-activists-arrested-in-idaho-senate
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:57 AM GMT
    When I saw this topic I thought it was something important like people dying or a massacre or a big fire
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    Feb 07, 2014 8:14 AM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidWhen I saw this topic I thought it was something important like people dying or a massacre or a big fire


    Oh you're gonna get it! Lol
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    Feb 08, 2014 2:38 PM GMT
    Hillie said
    YourName2000 saidUghh...I got through 10 seconds of that unrelated dreck of a video. That whiney old folk song...the overly pensive dramatic slideshow...awful.


    2 hours is a pretty short amount of time for protesters to be removed in a democratic jurisdiction, imo. Up here, they're viewed as voters...usually they're allowed to 'be' there, even overnight. It's only days later, when negotiations haven't worked that I've seen local protesters (over native land claims, pipelines, etc) be forcably removed --with great care.


    It's Idaho. Warped sense of reality 2 hrs must feel like 10 yrs there. Lol
    That sounds exactly like Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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    Feb 08, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
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    Hillie said
    YourName2000 saidUghh...I got through 10 seconds of that unrelated dreck of a video. That whiney old folk song...the overly pensive dramatic slideshow...awful.

    2 hours is a pretty short amount of time for protesters to be removed in a democratic jurisdiction, imo. Up here, they're viewed as voters...usually they're allowed to 'be' there, even overnight. It's only days later, when negotiations haven't worked that I've seen local protesters (over native land claims, pipelines, etc) be forcably removed --with great care.

    It's Idaho. Warped sense of reality 2 hrs must feel like 10 yrs there. Lol
    That sounds exactly like Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

    Another example of Republican bullying, a pattern we're beginning to see revealed all over the US.
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    Feb 08, 2014 3:18 PM GMT
    It is time to evict all the right wing bullies and move them to Texas. Once that is accomplished, we can permanently kick Texas out of the union and have it established as a UN administered right wing reservation for all the neocons, racists, homophobes, xenophobes, and FLAKY FUNDAMENTALISTS.
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    Feb 09, 2014 10:44 AM GMT
    I guess part of my point in this is that the 60's have finally reached the Gem State.
    I honestly had no idea about the struggle for gay rights and how everything really seemed to start at Stonewall...not just here, but worldwide.

    The hardest, most bitter fights will be played out in these red states forced by the federal government to uphold the constitution and provide equal rights and protection under the law.

    Mike