UPDATE: The ordinance passed Tuesday night by a vote of 4-0, with one council member abstaining.
Sometime in a past life that now seems like only a dream, I spent two years working for the daily newspaper in Logan, Utah.
Logan, home to Utah State University, is in a mountain valley with stunning scenery and long, cold winters about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City.
The city’s population is roughly 50,000, and the vast majority of residents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Which is why it’s so hard to believe that the Logan City Council will consider an ordinance tonight that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing.