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Utah: Ogden City Passes LGBT ordinance

March 19, 2011
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Applause filled the Ogden City Council chambers late Tuesday, marking the end to nearly a year’s worth of crafting, revising and ultimately agreeing upon ordinances prohibiting discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The city ordinances require any landlord or employer who discriminates against members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community to pay a $500 fine.

via Ogden City Council, mayor reach compromise on LGBT ordinances | Deseret News.

Unfortunately, the ordinance continues to allow discrimination based on religious beliefs and exempts the city (for fear of lawsuits).

Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey

Both additions were added to the ordinance in order to appease one man… Mayor Matthew Godfrey

I just wish someone would put the ordinance to the test and reject a heterosexual couple from renting on the basis of an individuals religious belief that marriage is only between two people of the same-sex!