Activists In Utah Protest Tabling Of Anti-Discrimination Bill

More than 100 activists rallied at Utah’s State Capitol on Feb. 29 to voice their opposition “over the state-wide nondiscrimination ordinance being tabled.” The rally “called out the legislators by name who voted to table the nondiscrimination bill that was moved into committee earlier this session. “It is absolutely ridiculous that we can’t even have a discussion on these issues in this state,” said Weston Clark, one of the organizers. “Enough is enough… We’re here to start applying just a little more pressure on these people.” The measure, which failed to pass committee, would have made it illegal “for an employer or landlord to discriminate against somebody because of their sexual orientation.”