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Boise ID

Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, as well as the county seat of Ada County. The 2012 U.S. Census Population Estimates that 212,303 people reside within the city. The Boise metropolitan area is home to about 616,500 people and is the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho, containing the state’s three largest cities; Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. [ Wikipedia ]

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Judge OK’s same-sex couple adoption after court says marriage ban irrelevant

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Idaho StatesmanRene (left) and Drake Simpson
BOISE, Idaho — A judge has approved a Boise woman's adoption of two sons following an Idaho Supreme Court decision in February that said second-parent adoptions by gay couples are legal despite the state's ban on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Former Idaho lawmaker hides in Statehouse closet to bring attention to lack of LGBT protections

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Joe Jaszewski, The Idaho Statesman (AP)Former Idaho state Sen. Nicole LeFavour is arrested after blocking the entrance of the Senate chambers at the Idaho Statehouse on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Boise, Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho -- Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act. [...]

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Boise city council approves LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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The Boise, Idaho city council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance, which prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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