Victor, Idaho Passes Non-Discrimination Ordinance
June 13, 2014 by Hayley Miller, Digital Media Associate
The city of Victor, Idaho passed a non-discrimination ordinance this week. It is the eighth city in Idaho to do so.
The measure was unanimously approved by Victor’s City Council. “It’s the job of a city to take care of the health, safety and welfare of citizens, and this ordinance does exactly that,” Mayor Zach Smith said.
The measure, which goes into effect June 16th, will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents and visitors from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
Earlier this year Pocatello, Idaho, made history by protecting the city's non-discrimination ordinance from being repealed. It was the first time a non-discrimination ordinance had ever been put up for repeal in Idaho. Other cities across America, such as Myrtle Beach, Danville, and Bozeman have also taken action against discrimination in the past month.
To find out more about what cities around the country are doing to support their LGBT residents and visitors, check out HRC's Municipal Equality Index.
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