AMERICAN FORK, Utah – The American Fork City Council today will consider an ordinance that would fine employers or landlords for discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Daily Herald of Provo and Deseret News report that American Fork would become the 13th entity in Utah and the first city in Utah County to have such a law on the books if the city passes the ordinance.
Councilman Mark Storrs says the proposal surfaced after a resident complained two years ago that her child had experienced such discrimination.
Councilwoman Heidi Rodeback says American Fork has a gay population and the problem of discrimination is real.
A public hearing on the proposed ordinance is scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.