REPEAL ORDINANCE #2921

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Shouldn't we protect the right of every citizen to be free to live and work according to their beliefs without fear of punishment by the government? 

Vote Yes Pocatello

May 20, 2014

Shouldn't we honor the privacy rights of all citizens, not just a select few?

ACROSS AMERICA, WHEREVER THESE LAWS HAVE BEEN ENACTED, GIVING SPECIAL PROTECTIONS TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY, IT HAS BEEN AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.  THIS WILL HAPPEN IN POCATELLO, TOO. 

PRIVACY VIOLATED

BUSINESS IMPACTS

FREEDOMS LOST

Shouldn't we defend the freedom of speech and freedom of conscience for everyone, even those we may disagree with? 

Vote Yes Pocatello is a group of citizens that are opposed to the city's Nondiscrimination Ordinance that was passed last year which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (known as the LGBT ordinance). Voting YES will repeal the city ordinance. Our objective is to protect the rights and freedoms of ALL Pocatello citizens.

WHO ARE WE?

Like most people, we think that people should be treated equally and with respect. Many of us have family and friends who identify as gay and we love and care about them. However, laws like Pocatello's city ordinance have been sweeping the country and the consequences have been disturbing. Below, we have provided examples of how these "discrimination" laws have been used to take away rights from others. This Ordinance is bad law, has divided the community and will harm the rights of Pocatello citizens for generations to come if we do not repeal the law. 

WHY ARE WE OPPOSED?

Across America, because of their personal beliefs and convictions, business owners, like bakers, florists, photographer, etc., are finding themselves at risk of losing their businesses solely because they do not want to participate or facilitate gay ceremonies.  Click HERE for more examples.

The safety of ALL Pocatello citizens is a priority, but this law does not address safety.  Instead, it introduces the very subjective, ambiguous term of "gender identity" that makes Pocatello susceptible to exploitation by the criminals in our society.   Additionally, this portion of the law is being used to trump the privacy rights of women and children.  Click HERE for examples.

These Nondiscrimination laws are also colliding with other American liberties including  freedoms like freedom of speech, rights of conscience, property rights, etc.    Click HERE for examples.