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Equality Utah Responds to Supreme Court Ruling, Masterpiece Cakeshop Vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

03 July 2018 Published in Newsroom
Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the core principle of our civil rights laws—that businesses open to the public must be open to all, and cannot discriminate against same-sex couples. Although the Court ruled in favor of the cakeshop, the Court affirmed that “gay persons and…

Equality Utah's 2018 calendar now available!

17 January 2018 Published in Newsroom
It's here! Equality Utah's 2018 calendar featuring our beautiful and brilliant LGBTQ community and allies is now on sale! Find it in our Facebook store. This project is made possible by generous support of the Weinholtz Family Foundation. Photos by David Newkirk and calendar design by Karl Lundeberg.

New Report: Youth suicide in Utah is on the rise 140%

01 December 2017 Published in Newsroom
Today, we received a grim report from the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) detailing the astronomical rise in youth suicides in our state, which rose more than 140 percent from 2011 to 2015. After calling in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help investigate this epidemic, the UDOH…

Equality Utah Stands with Transgender Servicemembers & Veterans

26 July 2017 Published in Newsroom
Equality Utah Stands with Transgender Troops in Wake of Trump's Trans Military Announcement. Today President Trump announced plans to reinstate a ban of transgender military members in the military. Thousands of transgender Americans serve in our military and are putting their lives on the line to keep us safe and…

Utah Legislature Passes Historic Bill Repealing Anti-LGBT State Public Education Law

08 March 2017 Published in Newsroom
Today, the Utah Legislature passed a bill repealing a state law prohibiting supportive discussions of “homosexuality” in public and charter school curricula and classrooms. The legislation passed with bipartisan support by a 27-1 vote in the Senate and a 68- 1 vote in the House. The bill now goes to…

Tele-Townhall: the Future of Equality for Transgender Students

01 March 2017 Published in Newsroom
On February 28, Equality Utah hosted a panel of guests to discuss transgender issues around the topic of student bathroom access, the Gavin Grimm case and much more. President Trump has approved the reversal of an Obama administration order that allowed transgender students to use the restroom of their gender identity.…


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