At least 105 gay rights demonstrators filled the Capitol's basement corridor seeking to convince lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act with discrimination protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination.
Tuesday action was organized again by former Idaho state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, a Boise Democrat who directed the demonstrators up and down the hall.
In addition to covering their mouths with one hand, many held photocopied pictures of gay or lesbian teens who have committed suicide.
LeFavour, Idaho's first openly gay lawmaker, has long sought protections for gays and lesbians.
Republican lawmakers including House Speaker Scott Bedke, as well as Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, have ruled out holding a hearing on their demands.
This session, there have been 66 arrests at gay rights protests at the Capitol.