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How Lava Hot Springs defines a family

lavaLava Hot Springs, Idaho, is a popular weekend vacation destination for families in northern Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and beyond. If you’re a family, you can get a family discount for entrance to the park. That is, unless your family happens to have same-sex parents.

It seems the park owners would rather risk bad publicity than use some common sense about

Lava hot springs, the popular tourist attraction, is where the lesbian couple with their three foster kids and were denied the advertised family price because they don’t fit the definition of a family, under Idaho Law.

The Lava Foundation’s Executive Director Mark Lowe said the state doesn’t recognize gay or lesbian marriage and defines a family as one male, one female and children.

On the other hand, the American Civil Liberties Union in Boise said State Code defines marriage, but has no universal definition of a family.

Lowe said they’ll address this issue at the next board meeting which is on June 18th.

He said they may change the admission policy and it most likely would completely get rid of these family passes.

As of right now, they don’t have a formal policy.

When you think about it, shouldn’t they at least have considered one parent and the children as a family? It seems they’d rather drop the family passes altogether than acknowledge there is such a thing as families with same-sex parents.

Welcome to the real world, Idaho.

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