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

Employment

This item indicates state laws that prohibit discrimination in private employement on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, among other categories.

Utah has this protection in statute

Housing

This item indicates state laws that prohibit discrimination in rental or purchase of housing on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Utah has this protection in statute

Protection from Conversion Therapy

This item indicates laws designed to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy through licensing restrictions that prevent licensed mental health service professionals from conducting conversion therapy on youth under age 18.

Utah has this protection in statute

Public Accommodations

This item indicates state laws that prohibit discrimination in public accomodations on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Public accommodations are generally defined as entities, both public and private, that are used by the public. Examples may include retail stores, rental establishments, and service establishments, as well as educational institutes or recreation facilities. The types of entities that fall into this category vary widely and are based on state law.

Utah has this protection in practice, with no statute in place

All-Gender Single Occupancy Facilities

This item indicates state laws or agency guidance requiring single occupancy facilities (that is restrooms or changing rooms meant to accommodate only one person at a time) to be designated as all-gender.

Utah still needs this protection

LGBTQ Nondiscrimination protections in ACA Exchanges

This item indicates state laws or administrative policies that specifically prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual oirentation or gender identity by insurance providers and health care providers through state implementation of the ACA. While the ACA and federal regulations make clear that health care and insurance providers must not discriminate, enforcement is administered by the states, and so it is important that state laws and policies establish exchanges that reflect federal non-discrimination madates.

States that do not operate their own exchanges (and therefore have no relevant laws or policies) cannot receive credit for this item.

Utah still needs this protection

Ban on Insurance Exclusions for Trans Healthcare

This item indicates state laws or administrative policies that prohibit private health insurance providers from issuing policies with explicit bans on transgender or transition-related health care.

Utah still needs this protection

Transgender Healthcare Inclusion in State Medicaid

This item indicates state laws or agency rules that specifically allow for transition-related coverage for transgender people through state Medicaid.

Utah still needs this protection

Trans Inclusive Health Benefits for State Employees

This item indicates state laws, administrative policies, or court decisions that provide transgender state employees access to transgender and transition-related health care through their employment health benefits.

Utah still needs this protection

Driver's Licenses

These items indicate state laws or administrative policies that allow transgender people to update their gender markers on their driver’s licenses or birth certificates with a minimum of difficulty. Generally, this means that these laws or policies will create a clear process and not have specific surgery requirements in order to update one’s gender marker.

While there are sometimes court decisions that allow transgender people to amend their identity documents even in states without explicit rules, these items will consider only statewide laws or policies.

Utah still needs this protection

Birth Certificates

These items indicate state laws or administrative policies that allow transgender people to update their gender markers on their driver’s licenses or birth certificates with a minimum of difficulty. Generally, this means that these laws or policies will create a clear process and not have specific surgery requirements in order to update one’s gender marker.

While there are sometimes court decisions that allow transgender people to amend their identity documents even in states without explicit rules, these items will consider only statewide laws or policies.

Utah still needs this protection

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Transgender Protections

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.

Reference Key

Use the key below to cross reference the positive and negative laws. Click on a law to learn more or to take action.

Equality in practice - no statute

Policy or statute in place

Work we still need to do

Negative law to be repealed

Where Transgender Utahns are treated equal

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Enumerated Hate Crimes Laws

Employment Nondiscrimination

Housing Nondiscrimination

Protection from Conversion Therapy

Public Accommodations

Where there is still work to do

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All-Gender Single Occupancy Facilities

LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections in ACA Exchanges

Transgender Healthcare Coverage

Ban on Insurance Exclusions for Trans Healthcare

Transgender Healthcare Inclusion in State Medicaid

Trans Inclusive Health Benefits for State Employees

Name and Gender Marker Updates on Identification Documents

Driver's Licenses

Birth Certificates

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