MOSCOW, Idaho — The Moscow City Council has passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that makes it illegal to make housing and employment decisions based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The council passed the ordinance Monday by a vote of 6-0, amid protests by Mayor Nancy Chaney and some residents who say they were not given a chance to comment on the proposal.
Chaney says she believes the ordinance warranted discussion from all sides. She says she believes the council’s action will put a blight on the city.
Moscow joins Sandpoint, Boise, and Ketchum in banning LGBT discrimination within city limits.
And while four cities have passed local ordinances, for the seventh year in a row, the Idaho state legislature declined to consider a similar statewide measure, reported The Idaho Agenda.
The city of Pocatello will also be holding a public hearing regarding its purposed non-discrimination ordinance later this week.