Website Hacked in the Name of Gay Rights

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Republican lawmaker’s political website has been snapped up by a group claiming to be gay rights activists, decorated with rainbows and replaced with text requesting that the legislature meet with same-sex marriage supporters.

State Rep. Paul Shepherd from Riggins is backing a non-binding resolution urging Congress to impeach federal judges who violate the U.S. Constitution. Shepherd contends that recent court rulings overturning state bans on same-sex marriages violate the Constitution.

Shepherd hadn’t seen the website’s new look when contacted by The Associated Press, although Republican legislative leadership had alerted him of the change.

According to a domain register website, Shepherd’s website expired earlier this month and was taken over on March 22.