SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers are expected as early as Tuesday to unveil a compromise bill that protects LGBT individuals against discrimination in housing and employment while also protecting religious rights.
Sen. Stuart Adams, a Layton Republican who has helped lead negotiations on the issue, told reporters Monday that closed-door negotiations have been positive and he hopes to see something soon.
Adams declined to name what sticking points may have come up during the talks.
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Supporters of gay rights have unsuccessfully pushed for a statewide non-discrimination law for years.
After the Mormon church issued a nationwide call for laws that balance both sides of the issue, advocates said they expect they’ll find a solution this year that includes religious protections called for by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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