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Letter: Allowing discrimination against gays opens door to all discrimination

Published March 1, 2014 1:01 am
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Sen. Stuart Reid introduced a bill into this year's legislative session that would allow people and businesses to refuse service to a gay person, based on religious beliefs ("Senators: Utah narrowly dodged Arizona's fate on gay bias bill," Tribune, Feb. 25). OK, tit for tat.

If this bill had passed, then I, as a landlord, and based on my religious freedom, would then be able to refuse to rent to Mormons, or any other person I view as conflicting with my religious beliefs.

Same principle, different manifestation, equally ludicrous.

Travis W. Jones

Salt Lake City




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