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Eighth Idaho town passes LGBT inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Eighth Idaho town passes LGBT inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

VICTOR, Idaho — A small eastern Idaho town near the border with Wyoming has passed an ordinance banning discrimination against a person because of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Victor-IDBoise State Public Radio reported Thursday that Victor passed the law that offers employment, housing and public accommodation protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Mayor Zach Smith says the city council unanimously approved the measure.

About 2,000 people live in Victor, many making a living by working in nearby Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Smith says the ordinance takes effect Monday.

Victor becomes the eighth Idaho city to approve a non-discrimination ordinance.

Last week, voters in Pocatello, Idaho, narrowly rejected a ballot referendum aimed at repealing a similar ordinance passed by the town council last year. Opponents of ordinance have asked for a recount.

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