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Moab, Murray pass anti-discrimination ordinances

November 10, 2010
Utah

 

Statutes to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination have taken root in two more Utah cities.

On Tuesday, the city councils in Murray and Moab both voted unanimously to adopt anti-discrimination ordinances. The measures ban discrimination in housing and employment based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

“We celebrate these two cities passing these important protections that create a fair playing field for all employees and tenants,” Brandie Balken, executive director of Equality Utah, said in an interview. “We know that these ordinances reflect the values of Utahns.

There are now nine cities and counties in Utah with such ordinances. Equality Utah hopes the number will reach 10 before the start of the next session of the Utah Legislature, where the group has pushed for a statewide anti-discrimination law.

In addition to Moab and Murray, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Park City, Summit County, Logan, West Valley City and Taylorsville ban housing and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

via Moab, Murray pass anti-discrimination ordinances | The Salt Lake Tribune.

Great News!  Murray, Moab, and Salt Lake.  When is our State Legislature going to wake up and do the right thing for the citizens of the State!

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