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Website of Idaho lawmaker seeking pro-gay judges’ impeachments gets LGBT makeover

Website of Idaho lawmaker seeking pro-gay judges’ impeachments gets LGBT makeover
Paul Shepherd
Paul Shepherd

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho Republican lawmaker’s political website has been snapped up by a group claiming to be gay rights activists, decorated with rainbows and replaced with text requesting that the legislature meet with same-sex marriage supporters.

State Rep. Paul Shepherd from Riggins is backing a non-binding resolution urging the U.S. Congress to impeach federal judges who violate the U.S. Constitution.

Shepherd contends that recent court rulings overturning state bans on same-sex marriages violate the Constitution.

Shepherd hadn’t seen the website’s new look when contacted by The Associated Press, although Republican legislative leadership had alerted him of the change.

According to a domain register website, Shepherd’s website expired earlier this month and was taken over on March 22.

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Shepherd says he is well aware that his stance on same-sex marriage had angered some people. He received a long, profanity-laden voicemail Wednesday from an anonymous caller criticizing his opposition.

Shepherd told an Idaho Public TV reporter Wednesday that he views gay people the same way he views slave owners.

“They (slave owners) weren’t terrible rotten horrible people,” he said, just people who made terrible decisions. “And that’s how I see gay people.”

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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