Comparing SB100 and Municipal Anti-discrimination Ordinances

One of the perennial hot topics during the legislative session is a statewide anti discrimination bill that would prohibit discrimination in housing and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The first municipality to adopt a sexual-orientation anti-discrimination ordinance was Salt Lake City, which adopted it in November 2009 with the support of the LDS Church. ¬†Incidentally, my view is that the LDS Church was very shrewd in its support of the ordinance. ¬†By throwing its weight behind the ordinance it was able to secure specific religious…