The diocese released a statement Monday saying the city's proposal is "so broadly worded that it risks trampling the religious liberties."
PHOENIX (AP) _ The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix is opposing any changes to the city's non-discrimination law that would provide certain protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
The diocese released a statement Monday saying Catholic leadership in the Phoenix metropolitan area condemns any hostility toward LGBT residents.
But the diocese says it believes the city's proposal is ``so broadly worded that it risks trampling the religious liberties of Phoenix citizens for doing nothing more than living their faith.''
The Phoenix City Council has a hearing scheduled Tuesday afternoon and will vote on the proposed changes.
Supporters say the changes are similar to non-discrimination laws adopted by at least 166 other cities and counties across the country.
The changes would prohibit discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations such as restaurants and hotels.
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