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Last Name. Share this. Follow Ballotpedia. If approved, this measure would have repealed a city ordinance that prohibited discrimination with regard to housing, employment and public accommodations based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity and gender expression. The ordinance, Pocatello City Ordinance No. In fall ofPocatello resident Ralph Lillig successfully led an effort to put a veto referendum targeting the ordinance on the ballot.
A "yes" vote on this ballot question would have resulted in the repeal of the ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender expression and a "no" vote allowed the ordinance to remain in effect. Should the city repeal Ordinance No. It is the finding and the intent of the City of Pocatello that no person shall be denied his or her civil rights or be discriminated against based upon his or her actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
The Pocatello City Council declares that such discrimination prohibitions are necessary and desirable for the following reasons:.
It is hereby declared that every individual in the City of Pocatello has the right to work and earn wages through gainful employment, has the right to seek housing, and has the right to enjoy public accommodation and hospitality. It is the intent of this Chapter that all persons be treated fairly and equally, and it is the express intent of this Chapter to guarantee fair and equal treatment under the law to all people in the City of Pocatello. This Chapter shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the City of Pocatello for the protection of the public welfare, prosperity, health and peace of the City of Pocatello, its residents and the community.
The prohibitions against discriminatory acts as provided for in this ordinance are intended to supplement state and federal civil rights law prohibiting discrimination in the areas of employment, public accommodations, and housing. For complaints, alleging discrimination Dating Pocatello for sex a basis proscribed under state or federal law e.
The full text of ordinance No. Note: Those who were opposed to the ordinance and in favor of the referendum are referred to as "supporters" in this article. Pocatello resident Ralph Lillig led the petition drive to put the referendum on the ballot. During public hearings on the ordinance, those opposed to it, who ultimately supported the veto referendum, expressed concerns about transgender adults sharing bathrooms with children and also stated doubts about the necessity of the ordinance.
Note: Those who were in support of the ordinance and opposed to the referendum are referred to as "opponents" in this article. During public hearings on the ordinance, those in favor of it, who ultimately were opposed to the referendum, gave testimony about the discrimination against the LGBT community that existed in the city. Many recounted personal experiences. In the November city council election following the passage of the ordinance, two council members who had voted in favor of the anti-discrimination law were up for re-election.
Gary Moore won re-election by a small margin and Roger Bray was defeated by current council member Michael Orr. City attorney Kirk Bybee wrote the ordinance language and based it in part on similar city laws enacted in other cities including BoiseSandpoint, Coeur d'Alene, Ketchum, Moscow, Idaho Falls.Demystifying Sexual Health - JJ a middle age female swinger
The backers of the referendum petition needed 1, valid atures to put there referendum seeking to repeal the discrimination ordinance on the May ballot. In October ofthe Bannock County clerk verified that 1, registered voters had ed the petition and certified it for the election.
There were certain allegations that some petition ers did not understand what they were ing, but no official reports were made. City attorney Kirk Bybee, who drafted the text of the ordinance in question, stated that he could hardly believe that all the people who ed the petition understood the implications of their actions.
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