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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Beehive State.


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My LDS faith leads me to support the Equality Act

The Salt Lake Tribune • June 30, 2021, 11:45 am This year, for the first time, we raised a rainbow flag at our home in honor of Pride Month. It prompted good discussions with my older kids about what the flag stands for and why we are displaying it. These talks were helpful both in trying to teach my kids to practice inclusiveness and as a reminder that we respect the dignity of all people.
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After 50-year stalemate, it’s time to pass federal LGBTQ nondiscrimination law

The Hill • March 24, 2021, 1:04 pm A growing number of states have introduced legislation targeting transgender youth and their access to school sports and gender-affirming health care. Since January alone, more than two dozen states have introduced bills that would ban transgender girls and women from participating in sports consistent with their gender identity. In 2020, legislation was considered in 18 states. Outside observers may be surprised to learn that these kinds of bills have been blocked in Utah, a state with one of the most conservative legislative bodies in America, thanks in large measure to a veto threat from our Republican governor.
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On LGBTQ rights, we can find compassion and fairness for all

Deseret News • March 3, 2021, 12:44 pm In 2012, I taught a course for potential real estate agents that included anti-discrimination and fair housing laws. I wanted the students to understand the importance of these protections. I researched the history and damage discrimination does to individuals, families, neighborhoods and our nation. After teaching those classes, it was impossible for me to ignore the glaring lack of anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
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Mitt Romney can help find common ground on protecting LGBTQ Americans from discrimination

The Salt Lake Tribune • January 25, 2021, 11:57 am It’s a new year, and for LGBTQ Americans nationwide, there’s renewed hope that one of the community’s key priorities – passing comprehensive nondiscrimination protections at the federal level – is finally within reach.
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Indigenous LGBTQ Americans on their hopes for 2021: Nondiscrimination protections, and an end to anti-transgender violence

By Megan Clayton • November 24, 2020, 8:17 am For Native American Heritage Month, our Indigenous messengers reflect on what progress they hope to see for LGBTQ Americans in the future.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: NH Governor Signs Protections Into Law, A Major Supreme Court Ruling, Litigation Updates, and New MA Polling

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:27 pm A compilation of weekly news regarding nondiscrimination for the first full week of June, 2018.
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Local Steps Forward: City Ordinances, Council Leadership, and Moves to Protect Transgender Students

By Shane Stahl • January 10, 2018, 11:54 am A series of events at the local level nationwide concerning non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
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Two Virulently Anti-LGBT Lawmakers Toppled in Primary Races

By Adam Polaski • June 29, 2016, 11:16 am Yesterday, June 28, two of the nation’s most virulently anti-LGBT legislators lost their primary elections on Tuesday night.
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Shameful: States File Lawsuit Refusing to Follow Federal Guidance on Transgender Student Protections

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2016, 3:28 pm Today, May 25, several states filed a lawsuit against the United States government over recent guidance issued by the Departments of Education and Justice earlier this month protecting transgender students.
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Eye on the Opposition: Salt Lake City Conferences Outline Anti-LGBT Animus

By Megan Clayton • October 28, 2015, 12:42 pm Salt Lake City, Utah is a busy town this week. Conservative evangelical activists, many with long-standing anti-LGBT agendas, from across the country and around the world are meeting in Utah this week at the World Congress of Families conference.