Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Standard-Examiner: Ogden Should Quit Stalling and Ban Discrimination Against Gays

Eight months is far too long for a no-brainer human rights measure such as this to have languished on the City Council back burner

Yes, small minds will seize on something like this to accuse others of promoting homosexuality, and small minds make noise. It takes courage to stand up to them. That's where leadership comes in.

Charles Trentelman, Standard-Examiner
Ogden should quit stalling and ban discrimination against gays
January 4, 2011

Excellent Wasatch Rambler column in this morning's Standard-Examiner, joining with Weber County Forum in urging the Ogden City Council to do "the right thing -- and the smart thing," and to pass a strong ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation without further delay:
Ogden should quit stalling and ban discrimination against gays
Coincidentally, the council selects new leadership this evening (see agenda item #9), so hopefully we'll have a new council chair with the courage to quickly and decisively ramrod this proposed measure over Boss Godfrey's small minded, patently transparent, passive-aggressive stonewalling. As Trentelman aptly notes, "[t]hat's where leadership comes in."

Eight months is far too long for a no-brainer human rights measure such as this to have languished on the City Council back burner, we believe.


And what say our Weber County Forum readers? Can anyone offer any rational argument supporting the view that the Council should not pass this ordinance?

5 comments:

Tired said...

I think that lack of comments to this post speaks the loudest: of course there should be a ban on discrimmination against gay, lesbian, and transgendered individual.

E Hindman said...

About three months ago I had a friend tell me about this proposed ordinance. I was unaware that homosexuals renting in Ogden was a problem, does anyone know if this truly is an issue or is it just an Equality Utah issue?

The article mentions that the city/mayor keep going back to EU asking questions - any one know what questions the city/mayor are asking?

Little Mouse in City Hall said...

The Mayor betrayed himself and Gochnour when he denied that they are the reason for the delay. But that should be of no surprise.

Confused said...

Excuse me but don't we have enough laws on the books. I agree with nondiscrimination but.
The Feds and the State already outlaw discrimination.
Help me out here, why do we need even more redundant laws on the books at every level of government?

RockStar75 said...

How is this redundant? Federal laws are not assisting gay or lesbians when discriminated against. I find it sad that one has to ask if this is a necessary law. Last time I checked equality Utah was not wasting time to pass laws that are pointless.

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