He also said this has torn the city in several directions, and that's something nobody wants with an ordinance that's supposed to bring the community together.

Blad also said his thoughts are with the city of Idaho Falls as it approaches this same topic.

He said he hopes the Idaho Falls community will not be as strongly divided as Pocatello.

"When you speak to the gay and lesbian population, there's quite a few of them, quite frankly, that wishes this never would have come up,” Blad said. “Because they were living a comfortable life, they were happy, everything was going OK in their life, and now they've been pushed to the front of the line with a spotlight on them."