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Holladay, Utah, passes LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance

Friday, February 21, 2014

HOLLADAY, Utah — The Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay has become the latest Utah city to ban housing and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Holladay City Council passed the ordinance on a 5-1 vote Thursday night to become the 20th local government in the state to do so.

Councilman Steven Gunn says while he found only one alleged case of discrimination against an LGBT person in Holladay, he supported the measure because discrimination has occurred elsewhere and he wants to prevent it from occurring in his city.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Gunn was unsuccessful in an attempt to pass an amendment clarifying the ordinance would not force business owners to provide goods and services for same-sex weddings against their wishes.

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5 more reader comments:

  1. The people of Utah continue to surprise & amaze. The state government, not so much…

    Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:52pm
  2. Why would we want to support the businesses of bigots anyway? Now I know exactly where to NOT spend my money.

    Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:56pm
  3. hello can you please ask people to follow me on twitter at @paterson7844 im getting people to follow me for any advice on bullying and getting them to stop bullying I’d appreciate it so much! thankyou i hope you dont mind:)

    Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:01pm
  4. Every tiny step counts…

    Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7:32pm
  5. Why don’t we ban bigots from having anything to do with running our country. The thing that gets me upset is that even though they allow discrimination, why would people in the community think it’s ok to do it even though they know it’s wrong? To me it sounds like some people are afraid to say no to discrimination which makes them just as bad as the idiots who allowed it to begin with. Geez, toddlers are not afraid to say no but some adults are, now that surprises me.

    Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:28pm