Salt Lake City Mayor Asks for LGBT Protection Feed Back

Click here ro respond to Mayor Mayor Ralph Becker request for feedback on the proposed city ordinance that includes protections for sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.


On Top Magazine is reporting that Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has been circulating a proposal for a new city ordinance that includes protections for sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.”

“The public discussion draft, titled “Overview of Possible Salt Lake City Non-Discrimination Ordinance”, is based on a July 2009 report by the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission that “provides further factual confirmation of the harms caused by discriminatory practices.”

“If the ordinance is passed as written, it would represent a significant step forward in a city that has been dogged by contoversy over the past year, specifically due to the actions of the Mormon church, a large proponent of California’s Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently detained a gay couple for kissing on their private property, leading to their arrest for trespassing. The charges against the couple were dropped, but the incident garnerned negative national attention to the church and the city.”

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2 Responses to Salt Lake City Mayor Asks for LGBT Protection Feed Back

  1. Kelli Anne Busey August 26, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Dear Mayor Becker,

    I am not a resident of Utah but I recognize the outcome of your epic confrontation will directly effect all Americans.

    I support you in your quest to protect LGBT people in SLC and am abhorred to think the UT State legislature may choose to override a LGBT protective ordinance.

    I am a transgender woman of faith, an activist and author living in Dallas Texas where we have had City protections since 2002.

    I will continue to be your advocate as you bravely face bigotry and discrimination in Utah.

    Thank you
    kelli Busey
    Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies

  2. Cool J August 26, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    i, too, am not a resident of Utah, thak God. I am a minister in Atlanta, Ga and though we also have some of the same issues, they are not as bad, since we have anti discrimination laws in the city, but not in the state. We are also working on that, here. I support you in you r endeavor and pray that God will soften the hearts of the right wing LDS members. My auntis a LDS, however, she belongs to the more liberal side an dis ok with my transgenderism as are her members and Bishop.