Utah House vote on LGBT anti‑discrimination bill pushed to Tuesday


SALT LAKE CITY — A House committee has postponed voting on a Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects LGBT Utah residents and religious rights.

UtahThe House Judiciary Committee decided Monday evening that they needed more time to hear from members of the public and decided to vote on the bill Tuesday afternoon.

If they approve it, the bill will move to the full House for consideration.

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says he’ll sign it.

The bill protects gay and transgender people from discrimination in housing and employment, but religious organizations and their affiliates such as schools and hospitals are exempt.

The Boy Scouts of America, which has a ban on gay adult Scout leaders, is also exempt.

The bill allows for religious people to express their beliefs in the workplace without retribution as long as they are not harassing someone.

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