Marriott-Slaterville, Utah became the state’s 16th municipality to protect against bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The town is in Weber County and has a population of around 1,500 people. The City Council voted on Nov. 15 to protect against bias in the workplace and in housing.
The measure was part of a package of new business regulations and was passed unanimously by the city council. Minor changes were made to other portions of the ordinance and Mayor Keith Butler has promised to sign the bill as soon as it arrives on his desk.
In 2009, Salt Lake City became the first city in Utah to successfully pass similar measures. Other cities and counties with protections include: Alta, Grand County, Harrisville, Logan, Midvale, Moab, Murray, Ogden, Park City, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Summit County, Taylorsville, Springdale and West Valley City.