Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pocatello LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Survives Challenge

Posted By on Wed, May 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM

A Pocatello city ordinance that protects LGBT citizens from discrimination will stay on the books following a ballot challenge, Proposition 1, the Idaho State Journal reports.  

The ordinance, which prohibits employment, housing and other forms of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and was narrowly passed by voters in June 2013, survived by a slim majority, with 4,885 people voting to keep the law on the books and 4,738 voting to repeal it.

Ralph Lillig, chairman of Vote Yes Pocatello, a group advocating the repeal of the ordinance, said his group has no further plans as yet to challenge the law in the wake of Tuesday's vote.

"The people have spoken," he said.

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