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Mormon church in talks on statewide law to protect gays from bias
Gay rights » After months of discussion, sources say parties are close to agreement on legislation.


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Whatever the final bill looks like, Mero said his group will fight against it.

"We’ve opposed [the anti-discrimination law] since the beginning and we’re going to oppose it," he said. "It would be unfortunate to create a war among friends, but that’s exactly what will happen."

At a glance

Salt Lake City ordinance as model?

The city law

» Forbids housing and employment discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

» Exempts religious organizations, businesses with fewer than 15 employees and some small landlords.

» Creates a complaint and investigation process.

» Requires annual reports by the city’s Human Rights Commission on the effectiveness of the statutes.

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