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UTAH: Gay Rights Come To Ogden

Yesterday the city council of Ogden, Utah voted unanimously to approve an ordinance banning housing and employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Last week Ogden's mayor had vowed to veto an earlier 4-3 vote, but Pride In Utah reports that three of the city council members moved the tally to a veto-proof 7-0 after intense lobbying from local activists and the insertion of language protecting freedom of speech. The seventh-largest town in Utah, Ogden becomes the state's 12th municipality to approve a bill banning anti-gay discrimination.

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