Poll: Majority of Utahns support statewide anti-discrimination laws

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A new poll shows some 69 percent of Utahns think state lawmakers and Gov. Gary Herbert should push to pass statewide anti-discrimination laws to protect gays.

The Deseret News/KSL TV poll of 408 Utahns comes after the Salt Lake City Council passed ordinances protecting from discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing and employment matters.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints backed the measures, which include exceptions for religious organizations.

In the poll, 69 percent of respondents said the Legislature should follow Salt Lake City's lead. Just 28 percent opposed an anti-discrimination proposal.

The poll was conducted Nov. 19-23 by Dan Jones & Associates. It has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.


Information from: Deseret News

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