If there is a legitimate reason not to employ or not to sell/rent to a person who is a member of the LGBTQ community.
The Ordinance only covers activities which are based solely on a person’s sexual orientation or sexual identity/expression. If there is a legitimate reason not to hire a person that is unrelated to sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, the employer may choose not to hire the person without violating the Ordinance. For example, they may not have the experience skills or certification for the job or may not be able to pass a background check.

If the owner of a house or rental property chooses not to sell or rent to a person due to bad credit or inability to pay the rent/mortgage, etc., and not because of the person’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, the owner has not violated the Ordinance.

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1. Can I have a court appointed attorney for an infraction?
2. Can I appeal a conviction on an infraction?
3. What rights do I have if I am accused of a violation of the Ordinance?
4. Does the Ordinance restrict First Amendment or any other rights protected by the U.S. Constitution?
5. If there is a legitimate reason not to employ or not to sell/rent to a person who is a member of the LGBTQ community.
6. What is a plea agreement?
7. What is gender expression/identity?
8. How long do I have to file a complaint?
9. Does the Ordinance subject me to criminal penalties if I violate it?
10. What, in general, does the Ordinance cover?
11. What is an Alford plea?
12. Does the Ordinance give those in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) community more rights than it does to other citizens of Idaho Falls?
13. Where can I find an organizational chart of the city?
14. How do I file for a public record?
15. Where can I find information regarding state taxes?
16. Where can I find information regarding local taxes?