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Gay-rights push spreading to other Utah locales
Utah lawmakers aren't stopping local governments from following Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County in protecting gay and transgender residents from discrimination. So some communities are forging ahead. Discussions, at least, on anti-discrimination ordinances are sprouting in Park City, Summit County, Taylorsville, Murray and Ogden. Park City, which is studying measures in and out of Utah, plans to hold a public hearing on the issue in March. Last fall, Salt Lake City unanimously approved two ordinances that ban housing and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The measures -- the first of their kind in Utah -- gained a historic endorsement from the LDS Church. "I was a proud Utahn when I saw that," Park City Mayor Dana Williams said this week, referring both to the ordinances' approval and the church's backing. "Our council feels very strongly that [protecting people from discrimination] is the right thing to do." Read the entire article here.