Clifford Rosky, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was featured addressing the Salt Lake City Council during a special segment of the KSL 5 Evening News featuring the network’s Top 10 News Stories of the Year. The story reported a hearing held on November 10, 2009, in which the Salt Lake City Council considered measures to protect gay and transgender residents from housing and employment discrimination. Several members of the public addressed the Council to express support for the ordinances, including an official spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The measures were unanimously adopted by the Salt Lake City Council, and other cities and counties across Utah are now considering similar measures. The Church’s statement and the Council’s vote follow more than two months of private meetings between midlevel LDS officials and five of Utah’s most prominent gay leaders.
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