Enumerated Hate Crimes Laws

This item indicates state laws that specifically include sexual orientation or gender identity in hate crimes protections.

Utah has this protection in statute

Mandatory Reporting of Hate Crimes Statistics

This item indicates state laws that require the collection of data regarding incidents of hate crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity and reporting that data to the federal government.

Utah still needs this protection

Elimination of Bias Rage or Panic Defense for Criminal Acts

This item indicates a state law that prohibits the use of affirmative defense that may be used to excuse or classify a criminal charge as a lesser charge because the revelation of the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity caused the defendant to lose control and turn violent.

Utah still needs this protection

Prohibiting Profiling Based on Actual Or Perceived LGBTQ Status by Law Enforcement

This section denotes a state statute that prohibits law enforcement from targeting a person based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity without trustworthy information relevant to linking that person to a crime.

Utah still needs this protection

Repealed Sodomy Laws

This item indicates state laws that purport to criminalize sodomy, regardless of whether they are enforced. Note that these laws are not enforceable due to the Supreme Court’s Lawrence v. Texas decision, but they still need to be officially repealed by the state legislature.

Utah has repealed this negative law

HIV/AIDS Discrimination Laws

This item indicates state laws that criminalize behaviours of HIV+ people that carry a low or negligible risk of HIV transmission. States that criminalize behaviors that carry a higher risk of youth-retransmission will not be noted by this measure.

Utah needs to repeal this negative law

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Hate Crimes & Criminal Justice Laws

The data and definitions below have been pulled from the State Equality Index and compiled by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute.

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Policy or statute in place

Equality in practice - no statute

Work we still need to do

Negative law to be repealed

Where LGBTQ Utahns are treated equal

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Enumerated Hate Crimes Laws

Repealed Sodomy Laws

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Prohibiting Profiling Based on Actual or Perceived LGBTQ Status by Law Enforcement

Mandatory Reporting of Hate Crimes Statistics

Elimination of Bias Rage or Panic Defense for Criminal Acts

HIV/AIDS Discrimination Laws

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