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Conservative US State Approves Legal Protections for LGBT Residents

Governor Gary Herbert of the western U.S. state of Utah is expected to sign a bill into law Thursday that will ban discrimination against the state's gay and transgender citizens, while also protecting religious groups who are opposed to homosexuality. The state's legislature passed the bill Wednesday by an overwhelming vote.  Utah's legislature is dominated by Republican Party members. The bill protects people from discrimination in employment and housing based on...

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