An anti-discrimination bill extending housing and employment protections to LGBT citizens is being brought before the Utah state legislature. The proposed bill also includes religious liberty protections.
A similar LGBT anti-discrimination bill was defeated in the Utah legislature three years ago; however, innovations in the new bill are receiving support by both gay-rights leaders and Mormon church leaders.
The bill protects employees from discrimination based on non-harassing, non-job-related speech about marriage, family, sexuality, and other such issues. If it becomes Utah law, it could set a national template for similar bills in other states.