Oh, Idaho, oh, Idaho

Jamie Isn't Crazy

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In case you haven’t guessed it, I live in Idaho. Widely recognized as one of the most conservative, government-hatin’, proudly shit-kickin’-est states in the Union, it should also be clear to you that one of these things (that would be me) is not like the other; one of these things just doesn’t belong. I have found my niche, however, in this, the nearly reddest of places in the loudmouth liberal grassroots minority.

In working with violence prevention and gay rights movements in the area, I have found a calling. With them, I cheered a hearty cry when an Idaho judge struck down the constitutional amendment defining marriage as nonsense on Tuesday, effectively allowing same-sex couples to marry and be protected by nearly 1000 federal rights taken for granted by heterosexual couples. Until Thursday when a three-judge panel of nerds from the 9th District Court decided to temporarily grant Governor…

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