WEST VALLEY CITY -- The West Valley City Council has approved an anti-discrimination ordinance to protect gay and transgender residents from discrimination in housing and employment matters.
The council voted 5-1 in favor of the ordinance on Tuesday. No one spoke publicly against it.
The measure is similar to ordinances passed in several other places, including Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Park City and Logan. Others also are considering ordinances.
West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder will sign the ordinance on Tuesday at City Hall. Winder called passage of the measure a historic event for Utah's second-largest city.
Councilman Russ Brooks voted against the ordinance, saying the city is just following Salt Lake City.
Fines for landlords or employers found to violate the ordinance will be up to $1,000.