Salt Lake County OKs nondiscrimination measures

Salt Lake County OKs nondiscrimination measures

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake County Council has given initial approval to two ordinances aimed at protecting gay residents from discrimination.

The Deseret News reported on its Web site Monday that the council unanimously voted in favor of the measures to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification in employment and housing matters.

The measures mirror two ordinances signed by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker last month. The ordinances were unanimously approved by the City Council after The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came out in support of the twin measures.

The county council will give the ordinances a final vote in January.

Earlier this year the county council approved an ordinance extending insurance benefits to nontraditional partners.


Information from: Deseret News

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