Since 2012, Idaho has 14 cities and 2 counties that have enacted ordinances prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
U.S. v. Kelly Schneider (2017). A Nampa, Idaho man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to violently assaulting Steven Nelson because he was gay, resulting in Mr. Nelson’s death. He was convicted of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Schneider also pleaded guilty in..Read More
Tribes met in Boise, Idaho, their traditional territories to share and practice their traditions. Now an annual event, it has grown into two locations. With the goal of fundraising to create a cultural center to share the importance of remembering Indigenous ancestors. For the People of the Boise Valley it..Read More
Intermountain Fair Housing Council v. CVE Falls Park, L.L.C, 2:10-CV-00346-BLW (D. Idaho July 20, 2011); Court held that a housing provider that imposes a deposit on a service animal is in violation of the FHA.
Community House, Inc. v. City of Boise, (2011) the City of Boise was ordered to pay $1 million to Community House, a shelter/housing provider when the City violated the State constitution and the Fair Housing Act. The City gave a deal to a religious organization to lease and then own..Read More
The Civil Rights Group Add The Words begins advocating to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho’s human rights act. As of 2021, the Idaho State Legislature has failed to do so.
Alamar Ranch v. Boise County. Alamar Ranch sued Boise County alleging three separate violations of the Fair Housing Act: (1) failure to grant a reasonable accommodation for the construction of housing for persons with disabilities, (2) adverse treatment of persons with disabilities and (3) intentional interference with the construction of..Read More
The Idaho legislature defunded the Idaho Women’s Commission.
The Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho (HCCI), incorporated in May of 1977 functioned as a center without walls until September of 2003 when they opened a 33,000 square foot cultural center in Nampa.
The Southern Poverty Law Center won a $6.3 million judgement against the Aryan Nations from an Idaho jury who awarded punitive and compensatory damages to a woman and her son who were attacked by Aryan Nations guards. The lawsuit stemmed from the July 1998 attack when security guards at the..Read More