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City Of Twin Falls Adds Sexual Orientation To Anti-Discrimination Policy

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The Twin Falls City council approved an addition to its anti-discrimination policy for city staff members.

One of the council members said this is a step forward for the city because they were behind in the time.

Last night, the council approved adding sexual orientation to the policy.

Changing the definition of sexual orientation in the city's anti-discrimination policy.

The vote was approved with five council members in favor... and two opposed.

"They included additional language into the anti-discrimination policy; they included sexual discrimination as one of the items included in the list along with race and religion” said City Manager Travis Rothweiler.

The city currently maintains a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind, which includes discrimination based on definitions such as gender, race, or religious affiliation.

"I think myself and the rest of the council thought it was a fairness issue. By listing it we wanted to make sure everyone was recognizing that everyone did have that anti-discrimination policy” said Mayor Greg Lanting, City of Twin Falls.

The adoption of the of sexual orientation to the city's anti- discrimination policy was not in response to any allegations or violations.

The city started the paperwork to update its anti-discrimination policy today.


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