Wait, what?

Some interesting news from Utah today. The Mormon Church, also known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has supported ordinices in Salt Lake City that makes discrimination of gays in certain instances illegal. Those instances: not being fired or denied a job because of their sexual orientation as well as not being denied housing.

Now this is great, and I must admit that it warms my heart a little bit to see that those crazy Mormons recognize that homosexuals are kind of like people too, but it is not enough. The Church is still against Gay Marriage because they think that marriage should only be between a man and a woman (or in their case a man and as many women as he wants–sorry, that was an easy joke to make, but it was just too fine an opportunity to pass up). Plus, this is America after all, and I thought it was already illegal to discriminate based on sexual orientation, religious beliefs, gender and race. Well, apparently not in Utah since SLC is the first (and only at this moment in time) community to enact ordinices of this kind. I am curious to see if and when others will follow suit.

Read more about it here.

 

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2 comments on “Wait, what?

  1. Pdub says:

    What the fuck? Did I wake up in bizarro world or something?

  2. Evan says:

    Actually, it isn’t nationally illegal to discriminate for employment based on sexual orientation (ENDA has been a political issue since Clinton). California was just well ahead of the curve on that one.

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