Can any of the Mormon's on FR offer an explanation that justifies this?
Nope. I’m in disagreement.
For rentals imo it’s up to the landlord to make that decision under his property rights.
For employment I follow the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. I think it works quite well. My problem is that gays and lesbians want to be all out and in everyone’s face about it.
Only place I don’t have a problem is if the gay/lesbian is looking to purchase their own house. I think that how much money they have and credit worthiness should be the deciding factor on housing purchases.
Offering protections is one step closer to allowing gay/lesbian marriage. It also opens the door for frivolous “I was fired because I was gay” or “I was kicked out because I was gay” lawsuits when the person actually was a bad employee and didn’t pay their rent.