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Several Idaho Gay Rights Activists to be Sentenced

Monday Jul 21, 2014
Nearly two dozen gay rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse are set to be sentenced in Boise's 4th District Court.

Hundreds Counterprotest Westboro Baptist Church at DC School

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 9, 2014
The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church were met with a contingent of several hundred counterprotestors when they came to protest Wilson High School in D.C.

Russia Approves Official Gay Rights Protest

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 9, 2014
For the first time since enacting their federal anti-gay laws last summer, officials in Russia have agreed to allow gay rights activists to hold a protest.

Idaho Gay Rights Protesters Jailed After Vigil Attempt

Friday Mar 7, 2014
he leader of the Add the Words group and two other gay activists were arrested at the Idaho Capitol late Thursday night after police nixed their plan to hold an all-night vigil inside the building.

Gay Rights Protesters Return to Utah Capitol

By Michelle L. Price | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Protesters pushing for Utah to adopt a statewide anti-discrimination law protecting sexual and gender orientation are returning to the state Capitol three weeks after they were arrested for blocking entrances to committee rooms.

More Idaho Gay Rights Activists Jailed After Protest

Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Twenty-three gay rights activists have been arrested after blocking the entrance to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter’s office inside the Idaho Statehouse, the latest in a string of arrests related to protests over attempts to add anti-discrimination protections to

7 Gay Rights Activists Arrested During Idaho Capitol Protest

Thursday Feb 20, 2014
Idaho State Police arrested six people for trespassing and another for misdemeanor battery after three dozen gay rights protesters blocked entrances to the Idaho Senate.

More Olympic-Linked Furor Over Russia Anti-Gay Law

By David Crary | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
Protesters in cities around the world targeted major Olympic sponsors Wednesday, just ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, urging them to speak out against Russia’s law restricting gay-rights activities.

Idaho’s ’Add the Words’ Activists Added Lawyers

By John Miller | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
The 44 people facing misdemeanor trespass charges after Monday’s demonstration inside Idaho’s Capitol’s Senate chambers have been promised pro-bono help.

French Conservatives Protest Marriage Equality Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Although France legalized same-sex marriage in May of last year, conservatives from around the country gathered together Sunday to protest the law in Paris and Lyon.