Monday, March 08, 2010

Utah's second largest city may pass ordinances protecting LGBT from housing and employment discrimination

"Utah's second largest city, West Valley City, could be the next local government to shield gay and transgender residents from housing and employment discrimination," reports The Salt Lake Tribune. "Freshman Mayor Mike Winder [pictured] urged the council, during a planning retreat in January, to take up the issue in 2010. On Monday, he said, residents have shared with him their experiences of being evicted or fired because of their sexual orientations." READ MORE

"I'm a proud Republican and a proud American," Winder said. "When I recite the Pledge of Allegiance and say 'with liberty and justice for all,' I mean what I say." Winder added that, as a Christian, he also believes in treating others as he would want to be treated. "I certainly wouldn't want to be fired or lose my house because of my personal lifestyle preferences."