Legislation to prohibit housing and employment discrimination against gay and lesbian Utahns will be considered this session, but apparently without the support of the LDS Church.
Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, said he is proceeding with a bill modeled after a Salt Lake City ordinance and similar to legislation that failed to make it through committee last year.
"I think this is one of the big issues of our time," Urquhart said. "I think it's time for us to pass this as a state. I don't think that Utah is about discrimination in any way, shape or form."