My understanding is that the LDS church opposes Gay-Marriage, but does not support discrimination against anyone, for any reason.
...two new laws that create protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Everyone has to live somewhere, these laws simply said that you could not deny a person the right to live in a home or apartment (that they can afford) simply because they are gay or transgendered. You cannot deny this basic right to Blacks, (no black-free apartment complex) or people with children (single-only apartments); now you cannot have either an gay-only or gay-free apartment complex.
So they extend legitimacy to homosexual “partners” and compel taxpayers to provide them benefits? This is the policy now of the city and county government? Do heterosexual “partners” who are shacked up benefit as well?
[No, if 5 men & 7 women live together in a group marriage, an owner shouldn't be forced in a Free Republic to rent to them...a passage in the Bible (1 Timothy) talks about not participating in the sins of others...and landlords shouldn't be forced in this way...this goes beyond homosexuals because the issue is the same for cohabitating heterosexual couples]
And, BTW, these laws go beyond where you live to where you work. Companies with 15 & over employees have to abide by them -- including a law that will allow cross-dressers & gender-benders freedom to dress as they will in the workplace. Imagine being a retailer forced to have employees cross-dress and such men using the women's bathroom in the workplace.
So now we can not discriminate based upon a person’s BEHAVIOR???
The LDS is proving that they have no common sense.