It's Legal to Breastfeed in Public in Every State But Idaho

Because we live in a country in which many people are completely baffled by the idea that breasts are not filthy sin-pillows, women who breastfeed in public are frequently harassed, chastised and/or asked to leave. Well, sorry, boob-fearers, but it actually turns out that the law explicitly protects breastfeeding… » 8/01/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

Convicted Rapist Lawmaker Loses Concealed Gun License, Goes Apeshit

Meet admitted rapist and Idaho State Rep. Mark Patterson (R-Boise). On Sunday, Patterson received notice that his concealed carry license was being revoked because in 2007 and 2012, he lied on his permit application when he said he hadn't pled guilty to rape (Mark Patterson, in fact, did). Patterson is fighting back,… » 11/14/13 2:00pm 11/14/13 2:00pm

Hannah Anderson Found Alive After FBI Kills Kidnapping Suspect

The law enforcement search for James Lee DiMaggio, the man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson from San Diego County, ended like a scene lifted out of the Manhunter reel yesterday when FBI agents shot and killed DiMaggio in, the LA Times explains with an ominous flourish, “the Idaho wilderness.” … » 8/11/13 12:00pm 8/11/13 12:00pm

Republican: Gays Wear Tutus to Work, So They Don't Deserve Rights

An Idaho Republican official wants to overturn anti-discrimination laws because they would prevent him from firing a gay employer who might show up to work wearing a tutu. Because that is what ALL gay people do in order to function in the workplace: they wear their tutus and commute by rainbow. » 6/18/13 7:45pm 6/18/13 7:45pm

Yay! Two Idaho Cities Pass LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinances

It's hard to believe that certain anti-discriminatory LGBT laws are just being passed now — oh, just your basic human rights tenets and stuff like that — but good news nevertheless: the town of Pocatello, Idaho, just voted 4-2 to pass an ordinance that will protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals… » 6/08/13 12:30pm 6/08/13 12:30pm

Court Rules that Anti-Choice Law Can't Be Used to Prosecute Mother Who…

Jennie Linn McCormack, the Idaho woman whose story of a self-induced abortion that resulted in criminal charges is among the most depressing things you'll ever read, got a big legal win today when a US Circuit Court ruled that her home state couldn't charge her with any crime. Idaho's draconian anti-abortion laws put… » 9/11/12 7:00pm 9/11/12 7:00pm

Some Public Schools in Idaho Think Single-Sex Classes Are a Great Way…

In Idaho, more public schools — as in, schools supported by taxpayers and ostensibly not governed by any pesky religious ideologies — are splitting up boys and girls into single-sex classrooms because education officials in that state have all taken a time machine back to the 18th century, had a look around, and… » 7/08/12 4:30pm 7/08/12 4:30pm

The Ten Scariest Places to Have Ladyparts in America

With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory. Well, we've got good news and bad news:… » 4/18/12 1:20pm 4/18/12 1:20pm

Silly Ladies Don't Know What Rape Is, Suggests Idaho Legislator

This week, Idaho's state legislature joined the ranks of state lawmaking bodies that have collectively decided that women are evil idiot children who can't be trusted. They're just a whisper away now from passing legislation that would require women seeking abortions to head on over to Crisis Pregnancy Centers and… » 3/20/12 7:10pm 3/20/12 7:10pm

Idaho Bill Requires Women to Go to Awful Crisis Pregnancy Centers…

Were you thinking of fleeing north to escape the draconian reproductive legislation being pushed through in Arizona, Texas, Virginia, and other southern "paradises"? Well, don't bother, because things are getting just as bad for women filthy whores in places like Idaho. Idaho? No, you da ho. Ahem. Anyway, a state… » 3/16/12 10:20am 3/16/12 10:20am

This Woman's Tale Of Ordering Abortion Drugs On The Internet Is The…

Last Christmas Eve, a 32 year old Idaho woman took RU-486 in an attempt to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. This January, police found the fetal remains on her property and charged her with inducing her own abortion, a crime in the state. The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence, but not before everyone in town… » 12/12/11 4:15pm 12/12/11 4:15pm

Woman Wins Court Order Against Self-Induced Abortion Ban

Jennie Linn McCormack, who was jailed for terminating her pregnancy with abortion pills she bought online, won a victory last week in her lawsuit challenging Idaho's abortion laws. A judge put a temporary ban on the enforcement of a 1972 law against self-induced abortion. However, her attept to block the measure that… » 9/26/11 10:00am 9/26/11 10:00am