Current Protections

Here is a map of Idaho counties and cities that currently extend protections from discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity:

Sexual orientation and gender identity with anti–employment discrimination ordinance

Sexual orientation and gender identity solely in public employment

Sexual orientation in public employment

Does not protect sexual orientation and gender identity in employment

*The following Idaho cities have ordinances prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity: BoiseCoeur d'AleneDriggs, Idaho FallsKetchumLewistonMoscowMeridianPocatello, Sandpoint and Victor.

The city of Twin Falls has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation only. 


This will be the fourteenth legislative session that Idahoans have urged legislators to update the Idaho Human Rights Act to include protection from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation for all; including gay and transgender people.  

Partnered with allied and like-minded organizations across the state, we continue to work in convincing legislators to put an end to this patchwork quilt of equality. We are proud to work with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence as our fiscal sponsor, making your ongoing contributions tax deductible.

Add the Words, Idaho is committed to elevating awareness of how many marginalized communities and what impacts them are not singular but intersected. Our educational outreach and community organizing will be centered on equality for all Idahoans with a focus of gender and queer justice. 

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