Monday, December 31, 2012

Daily News: Moscow Next Up to 'Add the Words'

Posted By on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 10:05 AM

The City of Moscow is the latest Idaho municipality to consider new anti-discrimination protections, based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

On Dec. 5, the Boise City Council—in a 5-0 vote—enacted similar protections. Sandpoint also approved its own anti-discrimination ordinance and the city of Pocatello is working toward the same goal.

The efforts came in the wake of the Idaho Legislature's failure to consider so-called "Add the Words" legislation. In fact, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee, on a strictly party-line vote, refused to even allow a hearing on the matter in February.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that Moscow's Human Rights Commission and the city's Affordable Housing Commission are working to craft a joint recommendation to the City Council in the coming year.

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