Gay rights activists arrested


Police arrested dozens of gay rights activists Monday — including the openly gay former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour — after a protest that blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate chambers for more than two hours. Idaho State Police said they took 43 people into custody on suspicion of misdemeano­r trespassin­g after demonstrat­ors prevented lawmakers from getting past. “We have no issue with police,” LeFavour said. “Our issue is with a Legislatur­e that won’t stand up and say ‘cruelty to gay, lesbian and transgende­r people is wrong.’”

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