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…

Experiences of Gay and Transgender Utahs

28 February 2013 Published in Newsroom
Employment Discrimination against LGBT Utahns Utah does not have a statewide law that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment.  This report gathers together all existing data on the prevalence of discrimination in Utah to examine how frequently lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Utahns experience employment…

Legislative Bill Watch 2013

14 February 2013 Published in Newsroom
Each Year Utahns daily lives are directly impacted by bills that are passed during the legislative session. Equality Utah vigilantly combs through almost a 1000 different pieces of legislation each year to oppose bills that could potentially encroach on the basic freedoms that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rightfully deserve…

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