Associated Press
January 22, 2013

Twin Falls and Lewiston are the latest cities in Idaho to take steps to prohibit discrimination for hiring of city jobs based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. In meetings in both cities earlier this week, city councils approved adding sexual orientation language to existing non-discrimination policies. Twin Falls Councilwoman Rebecca Mills Sojka said adding the language sends an important message to the community about fairness. “The important thing for me is as a city is to say plainly that we include that status as a status that we don’t discriminate against,” she said. The Lewiston City Council voted 5-2 to outlaw discrimination in hiring of city jobs, while leaders in Twin Falls voted 5-2 to add sexual orientation to the city’s anti-harassment and discrimination policy.