2012 to 2018, Idaho’s Protections: Discrimination Against Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Since 2012 the following Idaho cities have enacted ordinances prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity: Boise, Bellevue, Coeur d’Alene, Driggs, Hailey, Idaho Falls, Ketchum, Lewiston, Meridian, Moscow, Pocatello, Sandpoint and Victor. Twin Falls has an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation only.

2017, Hate Crime in Nampa

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

2011, Community House

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

2010, Add The Words

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 the 2019 Legislative Session, Idaho yet to do so. OCCUPANCY STANDARDS