JACKSON - A Jackson reverend wants religious exemptions included in any anti-discrimination law passed in the town.

Town officials are considering a possible law protecting individuals from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, housing and public places.

Rev. David Bott of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson said during a Monday forum that religious exemptions for churches and individuals should be included in the law.

Lander pastor Tim Senter also spoke at the meeting and voiced his overall opposition.

A supporter of the possible law said exempting people because of religion is a "slippery slope."

Town council members will be presented with research on a possible law by the end of the year.


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