Friday, June 14, 2013

Press: Idaho GOP to Consider Resolution to Nix Boise's, Other Cities' Add the Words Enforcement

Posted By on Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

When Idaho Republicans convene their state GOP Central Committee meeting later today in Valley County, they'll be considering more than two dozen resolutions that include everything from abolishing daylight saving time, pushing back against Common Core standards, and even a measure that would make recent Add the Words legislation, passed in several Idaho cities, unenforceable.

This morning, the Coeur d'Alene Press reports that GOP central committees from Bonner and Idaho counties are expected to submit resolutions that would "enact a law that would make unenforceable any municipal ordinances that would seek to expand categories of prohibited discrimination beyond current state anti-discrimination laws and policies."

The cities of Boise, Coeur d'Alene, Ketchum, Moscow, Pocatello and Sandpoint have all passed local ordinances that extend nondiscrimination protections to gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender individuals. But the Idaho Legislature has failed to consider such a measure, let alone hold a public hearing on the issue, after several attempts to introduce such legislation.

Other resolutions expected to surface at the GOP confab: reversing Common Core standards, ending the GOP caucuses, opposition to the Affordable Care Act, and support of transferring federal lands to state ownership.

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