The City of Moscow is the latest Idaho municipality to consider new anti-discrimination protections, based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
On Dec. 5, the Boise City Council—in a 5-0 vote—enacted similar protections. Sandpoint also approved its own anti-discrimination ordinance and the city of Pocatello is working toward the same goal.
The efforts came in the wake of the Idaho Legislature's failure to consider so-called "Add the Words" legislation. In fact, the Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee, on a strictly party-line vote, refused to even allow a hearing on the matter in February.
The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports that Moscow's Human Rights Commission and the city's Affordable Housing Commission are working to craft a joint recommendation to the City Council in the coming year.