Salt Lake City

Mayor Becker Lauds LDS Church Statement in Support of Nondiscrimination Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 27, 2014
Contact: Art Raymond
801-547-2659

Mayor Becker Lauds LDS Church Statement in Support of Nondiscrimination Efforts

SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker celebrated the position statement shared by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at a news conference on Tuesday.

“As the first city in Utah to successfully pass an ordinance guaranteeing protections for our LGBT residents in the areas of employment and housing, I laud the decision of LDS Church leaders to publicly re-visit today the support they showed for our local effort in 2009. While over a dozen Utah cities have followed us in passing similar ordinances, it is beyond the time for these appropriate and fair protections to be a part of state law. I urge our state lawmakers to follow the lead of church officials and work to get this legislation passed in the current session. It’s just the right thing to do.”

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