POCATELLO, Idaho -- Pocatello city officials met with an attorney for a Washington, D.C.-based conservative group brought in by the Mormon church a few weeks before councilors rejected an ordinance intended to protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination.

The Idaho State Journal reports that Jacki Pick of the American Religious Freedom Program on April 4 met with Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad and council members Jim Johnston, Steve Brown, Roger Bray, Eva Johnson-Nye and Craig Cooper.

The meetings were held over five sessions and none included a quorum of the council, so no notes were taken.

A vote on the anti-discrimination ordinance planned later on April 4 was delayed until April 18. At that meeting, the council voted down the ordinance 4-3, with all four members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints voting against.

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