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Thu., Sept. 12, 2013, 3:33 p.m.

Idaho Falls To Discuss Anti-Bias Law

The city of Idaho Falls will live stream tonight's City Council meeting online to accommodate anticipated additional interest for the second reading of the city's proposed anti-discrimination ordinance. The move comes after a series of three fliers was mailed to 5,000 residents from resident Brett Wright denouncing the inclusion of public accommodations in the ordinance. Wright also produced similar yard signs. The fliers encouraged residents to attend the 7:30 p.m. meeting in the council chambers, 680 Park Ave., as well as contact council members. City spokeswoman Kerry McCullough said residents could be turned away from the meeting to adhere to fire code laws should the chambers reach capacity/Christina Lords, Idaho Falls Post Register. More here.

Question: Apparently, opponents are targetting the "public accommodations part of the proposed law, which already has won council approval. I think that means public services (such as a bakery refusing to provide a wedding cake to a gay couple.) Would this ordinance be acceptable to you without the public accommodations part?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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