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Utah passes landmark LGBT rights bill backed by Mormon leaders
Utah passes landmark LGBT rights bill backed by Mormon leaders

Utah’s Republican-controlled Legislature has passed a landmark bill that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace and housing market, while also protecting religious rights. The measure passed on a 65-10 vote in the House late Wednesday and a 23-5 vote in the state Senate last week. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert is set to sign the bill during a special ceremony Thursday evening, according to state Sen. Jim Dabakis. The bill, which is supported by the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is considered by many to be a compromise. Dabakis, an openly gay Democrat, said the bill shows how two “almost...

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