Idaho Falls is on the cusp of becoming the seventh city in Idaho to step up and move equality forward for LGBTQ residents.
This week, the Idaho Falls City Council is expected to have a first public reading of a citywide ordinance that would prohibit discriminatory acts in housing, employment, and public accommodation on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
Idaho Falls Non-Discrimination Ordinance Public Hearing
Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 PM
Idaho Falls City Annex Building
680 Park Avenue
Idaho Falls, Idaho
See the draft ordinance here.
If adopted, Idaho Falls would join Sandpoint, Boise, Ketchum, Moscow, Coeur d’Alene, and Pocatello as a city in Idaho that prohibits this type of discrimination. All six of these cities’ councils voted similar ordinances into law within the last year and a half.
We ask you to please attend this important meeting and consider testifying in support of the ordinance’s passage. Idaho, like the rest of the country, is in the midst of momentous change regarding LGBTQ equality, particularly following the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic rulings in June that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and nullified Proposition 8 in California, allowing it to become the nation’s 13th state to embrace marriage equality.
Let’s help and encourage Idaho Falls city leaders to continue the momentum and be a part of this history-making change.
Thank you for your support.
Steve Martin is Pride Foundation’s Regional Development Organizer in Idaho. Email Steve.