Church representatives discuss support of non-discrimination ordinance

by | Nov. 12, 2009

News from Utah

KSL's Doug Wright opened his radio show Wednesday morning with what everyone is still talking about: a very strong statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in support of issues of extreme importance to Utah's gay community.

LDS Church representatives joined Doug Wright's discussion on Salt Lake City's newly-passed non-discrimination ordinances. They said the Church simply did what was right for all citizens of the city.

"We're extremely encouraged by the reaction. Across the board, very, very positive reaction," said Michael Otterson, managing director of public affairs for the LDS Church.

On Tuesday night, Otterson read a statement from Church leaders, who support the rights to employment and housing.

Otterson said the city invited Church comment, and a number of conversations with Utah's gay community leaders preceded the meeting.

"I also am absolutely delighted to be standing in solidarity with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in support," former Salt Lake City council member Deeda Seed said.

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