The resulting bill , which passed the Republican-dominated Legislature and was signed by conservative governor Gary Herbert on March 12, bans discrimination for gay, bisexual, and transgender people in housing and employment while creating carve-outs for religious organizations. It should serve as a model for other red states where civil rights protections need an update. But it is worth noting that Mormon legislators — whose church has been vocal about its opposition to gay rights in the past — voted by a wide majority to support a bill that grants protections to gay people. The breakthrough came when two leading apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a press conference at Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City, where they came out in support of the bill. The blessing of the church gave Mormon members of the legislature the cover they needed to support the bill. The vote also marks a rare moment of detente between Mormon leaders and gay rights activists, who usually view each other skeptically.
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