Pocatello Voters Keep LGBT Protections

May 20, 2014

The Pocatello City Council heard public testimony on the issue in April 2013.
Credit Jessica Robinson / Northwest News Network

A ballot measure in Pocatello that would have repealed the city's non-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people failed by a narrow margin according to the Idaho State Journal.

As KBSX reported earlier this week, the Pocatello City Council approved the ordinance last June. It quickly drew critics, and enough signatures were gathered to put a repeal effort on the city's May 20 ballot.

The Idaho State Journal reports 4,738 voted to repeal the non-discrimination ordinance, while 4,885 voted to keep the protections in place.

Pocatello is one of seven Idaho cities with LGBT protections.

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