SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A tiny southern Utah town has adopted an ordinance banning discrimination in housing and employment based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
Springdale, known as the gateway to Zion National Park, last week became the 15th city or county in Utah to adopt anti-discrimination ordinances.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/IvpXQI ) Springdale is the first city or town in Washington County to make it illegal to fire or evict someone for being gay or transgender.
State law already prohibits discrimination based on religion, national origin, sex or race.
Earlier this year, the Utah Legislature snuffed out a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to existing fair housing and employment laws.
In 2009, Salt Lake City became the first in Utah to pass such measures.
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