Yesterday the city council of Boise, Idaho unanimously approved sweeping protections for LGBT residents.
Starting in January 2013 in Boise, no one can be discriminated against for their job, housing, or at local businesses because of their sexual orientation. The passing of the ordinance brought a standing ovation from the packed auditorium of supporters in the audience. There are exceptions made in the law for some private organizations, and religious institutions. Every councilor and Mayor Dave Bieter spoke about why they were voting yest and the historical significance of the vote. Everyone said they were proud about the vote they cast and noted the positive effect it would have on the city.
Activists say they are now working towards a statewide bill.
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