The town of Jackson is weighing whether to extend legal protections against discrimination in employment and housing to LGBT people.
Jackson already has an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance that covers public employees, but this policy change would extend that coverage to all Jackson residents. Mayor Sara Flitner says the proposal is modeled after the anti-discrimination measure Laramie recently passed.
“We are utilizing their ordinance as a template,” she says. “And our town administration is working with theirs to see if there are areas they would have done differently, or would like to see an improvement in.”
Mayor Flitner says there is strong public support for the change, but sorting out the legal questions involved will be complicated. She says it’s unlikely there’ll be any official new policy for at least a few months.