The Murray City Council has voted unanimously to pass an ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing an employment. It becomes the eighth municipality to do so, including Salt Lake City, on which most subsequent efforts have been based.
The ordinance was presented by Murray City Councilwoman Krista Dunn, who said that all people who live and work in Murray City deserve respect and dignity.
Members of Equality Utah were present at the meeting. The group hopes to have ten municipalities pass the ordinances before the Utah Legislature meets again in January.
The city council of Moab is addressing similar ordinances tonight.