Lewiston Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance

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The city of Lewiston has passed an ordinance banning discrimination in housing, public accommodations and employment based on sexual orientation, gender identity or familial status, the Lewiston Tribune reports

According to the Tribune, the ordinance cleared the City Council by a 5-2 vote the evening of Oct. 27. Dissenting votes came from Mayor Pro Tem Ryan "RJ" Johnson and Clinton Daniel.

Lewiston is the state's ninth city to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance. Others include Sandpoint, Boise, Moscow, Coeur d'Alene, Ketchum, Victor, Pocatello and Idaho Falls. 

Nondiscrimination ordinances across the state have garnered national headlines as Coeur d'Alene's attracted a lawsuit filed by a local wedding chapel, The Hitching Post, and earlier this month, Boise Weekly readers read about Idaho's patchwork quilt of nondiscrimination ordinances and LGBT protections.