Jackson Passes Non-Discrimination Ordinance
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — It is now against the law in Jackson to discriminate against another person based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the Town Council on Monday unanimously passed a nondiscrimination ordinance, outlawing unequal treatment of LGBTQ people regarding housing, employment or public accommodation.
Jackson Mayor Pete Muldoon says he's "impressed by and proud of our community for coming together and showing empathy and compassion for everyone."
About five of the 25 or so public commenters opposed the ban on discrimination, most arguing it violated their First Amendment right to freedom of religion and association. Others denounced it as a "special privilege" for one group, and as a potential means of discrimination against Christians.