Antidiscrimination Laws for Logan, Utah
BY Julie Bolcer
May 19 2010 8:50 AM ET
The city council of Logan, Utah, passed two ordinances Tuesday night that protect LGBT people from discrimination in housing and employment within city limits.
According to The Salt Lake Tribune,“Modeled after anti-discrimination laws recently adopted in Salt Lake City, Logan's housing and employment ordinances passed with four votes and one abstention, by Councilman Dean Quayle. A crowd, which filled the City Council Chambers halls and an overflow room, was mostly subdued throughout a one-hour public hearing. Following the tally though, the crowd erupted in applause and rewarded the council with a standing ovation.”
When some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints challenged the Logan ordinances, city council chairman Jay Monson clarified the matter with LDS headquarters in Salt Lake City and confirmed the church’s support for nondiscrimination laws, the Tribune reported.
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