Friday, March 21, 2014

From our "You can't make this eavesdropping stuff up" file...

A former Idaho lawmaker decided to hide in a Senate chamber closet for five to six hours on Tuesday, presumably to eavesdrop on her colleagues.

A rule in the Idaho Legislature allows floor privileges for former state senators. But the state Senate voted 28-6 on Wednesday to suspend that rule for one of their former colleagues—Nicole LeFavour. The day before, LeFavour—Idaho's first openly gay state lawmaker—had been discovered hiding in a closet behind the Senate chamber and was asked to leave.

"Closets are never safe for gay or transgender people," she told the Spokesman-Review. (more)