BOISE, Idaho -

Nearly two dozen gay rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse are set to be sentenced in Boise's 4th District Court.

The 23 defendants took part in the peaceful protests earlier this year to urge lawmakers to add legal protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents in Idaho's Human Rights Act. They are scheduled to be sentenced Monday afternoon.

The group, Add the 4 Words, held multiple protests in the Capitol after lawmakers refused to hold a hearing on the issue. More than 140 arrests were made before the Legislative session ended in March.