In Utah, LGBT activists and the Mormon church weigh the pros and cons of compromise

The Wall Street Journal reports that LGBT activists and officials from the Mormon church are cautiously optimistic about the compromise anti-discrimination law that took effect six months ago.

The law prevents large employers from firing or treating unfairly workers because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and bans apartment owners from refusing to rent to or evicting LGBT people.  It also prohibits employers from punishing employees who oppose same-sex marriage, and companion legislation allows clerks who oppose same-sex marriage to assign marriage responsibilities to “clerk designees.”

Equality Utah Executive Director Troy Williams told the Wall Street Journal that the law could serve as “a model [of]… opposing groups coming together and finding common ground.”

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