Utah Residents Voice Opposition To Extending Nondiscrimination Protections To Gays

A group of residents in American Fork, Utah voiced their opposition to extending nondiscrimination protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace and housing. Residents worried that the proposed legislation would create an “unnecessary imbalance of rights among residents,” burden businesses and “people of conscious.” The council ultimately tabled the matter. In 2009, Salt Lake City offered nondiscrimination protections to the LGBT community and “13 other municipalities” in Utah have similar laws. Watch a local news report: