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Idaho lawmakers hear pleas for statewide LGBT protections

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Associated Press
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March 21, 2013

A lesbian woman told Idaho state Senate and House members on Wednesday she once lived in fear her sexual orientation would be discovered by her employer. Mistie Tolman spoke to the joint State Affairs committees during a forum on updating Idaho’s Human Rights Act to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination. She said she kept no pictures of her partner on her desk and that she couldn’t live life to her fullest because she worried she’d be fired if her boss found out.