Utahns support statewide non-discrimination law

The same poll that showed that 61 percent of Utahns remain against same-sex marriage also showed strong support for the passage of a statewide nondiscrimination law by the Utah Legislature.

The Zions Bank/UtahPolicy.com poll conducted by Dan Jones and Associates finds that 59 percent of Utahns favor a measure to prohibit employment and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation with just 29 percent against it.

The Utah Legislature is known to be much more conservative than the state at large and attempts by Equality Utah to expand their success at local levels have been thwarted by Republican leaders.

Equality Utah has been pushing nondiscrimination messaging and ordinances for several years and it is apparent their efforts have swayed the minds of the general public in Utah. Twenty local governments have similar measures on the books.

The survey was conducted statewide among 400 likely voters between August 12 and 14 among 400. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percent.

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