Salt Lake Chamber Of Commerce Endorses LGBT Protections

The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce is now calling for a statewide law banning employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, saying that they would be good for business in Utah. The Chamber’s president, Lane Beattie, explained that “it’s an unwise policy” to limit nondiscrimination policies just to the 13 Utah cities that have passed them so far. Though the bill that would create the protections has languished in the conservative legislature, a 2011 poll showed that two-thirds of Utahns support a statewide non-discrimination law.