SCOTUS Rules Marriage Equality Now Available to all Americans

29 June 2015 Published in Newsroom
June 26, 2015 – Today the Supreme Court of the United States released their opinion in the landmark marriage equality case, Obergefell v. Hodges. The 5-4 opinion, released today affirmatively declares that the U.S. constitution requires states to perform same-sex marriages.  "This is a tremendous achievement for freedom, equality and love,"…

Senator Lee’s Bill Would Legalize Discrimination Against LGBT Americans

19 June 2015 Published in Newsroom
June 5, 2015 – Senator Mike Lee recently announced his intention to reintroduce SB 1808, the so-called "Marriage and Religious Freedom Act."  The language of Lee’s bill is dangerous and misleading. It would allow individuals and businesses to freely discriminate against LGBT Americans. “We support the Constitution’s protections for religious…

Equality Utah responds to recent LDS comments on "counterfeit" lifestyles

08 April 2015 Published in Newsroom
This legislative session, our entire state benefited from the creation and passage of historic legislation that protects all Utah citizens. It was successful because it was crafted with the intent to honor the dignity of each and every one of us. After our positive interaction with the leadership of the…

Utah Legislature Passes Historic LGBT Anti-discrimination Bill

12 March 2015 Published in Newsroom
Sens. Adams and Urquhart’s SB296 providing nondiscrimination for LGBT people and religious liberties becomes law Salt Lake City, UT – March 11, 2015 – The Utah State House of Representatives passed the most significant piece of legislation protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Utahns in the s­tate’s history. After passing…

The LDS Church's Statement on Nondiscrimination Laws

29 January 2015 Published in Newsroom
Day 2 of the Legislature was certainly more eventful than Day 1! The LDS Church’s new statement on nondiscrimination is what every Utahn has been talking about. Within the Church’s statement there are elements that we applaud and other elements that concern us. This message lays out where we stand.…

2015 Calendar is Here!

21 January 2015 Published in Newsroom
It's here!  Equality Utah's annual calendar has arrived.  You can own one of these beautifully crafted calendars for only $10 (includes shipping and handling). Celebrate the entire year with heartwarming photos of the LGBT community and their allies.   Order Yours!

Equality Utah launches video series to shine light on trans Utahns

04 November 2014 Published in Newsroom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:Troy Williams, Executive DirectorEquality "We Are Utah" series to educate on the lived experiences of transgender people in our state Salt Lake City, UT – November 3, 2014 – Equality Utah is proud to formally launch its new video series entitled, "We Are Utah: Transgender Lives in…

It's a bill!

01 March 2013 Published in Newsroom
Senator Stephen Urquhart of Washington County is the champion of our nondiscrimination bill. S.B. 262, Housing and Employment Antidiscrimination Amendments, has been released and has been sent to the Senate Rules Committee. With so much attention around our bill, we’d like to take a moment to explain exactly what the…

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