2001-2020

WORKING FOR A FAIR AND JUST UTAH

2001

UNITY UTAH PAC IS FORMED

2004

UNITY UTAH BECOMES Equality Utah

2004

The Don't Amend Alliance is formed to combat Amendment 3, the state's effort to outlaw any form of relationship recognition for same-sex couples.

November 2nd, 2004

Amendment 3, which defined marriage as a union exclusively between a man and woman, passed by referendum and became part of the Utah State Constitution.

2009

COMMON GROUND INITIATIVE

2009

In response to California's Proposition 8, "Common Ground Initiative" launched to advocate for statewide LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections in employment and housing.

November 19th, 2009

Salt Lake City Council adopts a policy banning discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

2010-2012

nondiscrimination across the state

Equality Utah lobbies successfully for the passage of LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinances in sixteen Utah cities and counties.

2013

Marriage equality comes to utah

December 21st, 2013: In Kitchen v. Herbert, a Utah federal court rules that Amendment 3 violates the U.S. Constitution, allowing same-sex couples to marry in Utah. More than 1,200 same-sex couples marry in the next week.

2015

nondiscrimination is the law

March 12th, 2015

Governor Gary Herbert signs SB 296, a law protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment and housing.

June 26th, 2015

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the freedom to marry in all fifty states.

2016

Harvey Milk Blvd

May 16th, 2016

Equality Utah, the Salt Lake City Council, and the Salt Lake City Mayor dedicate 20 blocks of downtown Salt Lake City as Harvey Milk Blvd.

November 2016

Equality Utah joins three students in filing a federal lawsuit challenging Utah's discriminatory "No Promo Homo" law, which prohibited teachers and students from discussing LGBTQ people and issues in public schools.

2017

"No promo homo" repealed

March 20th, 2017: Governor Gary Herbert signs SB 196, which repealed Utah's "No Promo Homo" law.

2018

Comprehensive hate crimes legislation

Governor Gary Herbert signs SB 103, Utah's first law that specifically protects LGBTQ people from hate crimes.

2020

19th state in the nation to ban conversion therapy

The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing issues a rule that prohibits licensed therapists from subjecting minors to "conversion therapy"--the practice of attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a minor.

2001-2020

Working for a fair and just utah

2001

Unity Utah PAC is Formed

2004

Unity utah becomes Equality Utah

2004

The Don’t Amend Alliance is formed to combat Amendment 3, the state’s effort to outlaw any form of relationship recognition for same-sex couples.

November 2nd, 2004

Amendment 3, which defined marriage as a union exclusively between a man and woman, passed by referendum and became part of the Utah State Constitution.

2009

In response to California’s Proposition 8, “Common Ground Initiative” launched to advocate for statewide LGBTQ non-discrimination protections in employment and housing.

November 12th, 2009

Salt Lake City Council adopts a policy banning discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

2009

Common ground initiative

2010-2012

Equality Utah lobbies successfully for the passage of LGBTQ non-discrimination ordinances in sixteen Utah cities and counties.

Nondiscrimination across the state

December 21st, 2013

in Kitchen v. Herbert, a Utah federal court rules that Amendment 3 violates the U.S. Constitution, allowing same-sex couples to marry in Utah. More than 1,200 same-sex couples marry in the next week.

2013

Marriage equality comes to utah

2015

nondiscrimination is the law

March 12th, 2015

Governor Gary Herbert signs SB 296, a law protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in employment and housing.

June 26th, 2015

In Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the freedom to marry in all fifty states.

May 16th, 2016

Equality Utah, the Salt Lake City Council, and the Salt Lake City Mayor dedicate 20 blocks of downtown Salt Lake City as Harvey Milk Blvd.

November 2016

Equality Utah joins three students in filing a federal lawsuit challenging Utah’s discriminatory “No Promo Homo” law, which prohibited teachers and students from discussing LGBTQ people and issues in public schools.

2016

Harvey milk blvd

2017

March 20th, 2017: Governor Gary Herbert signs SB 196, which repealed Utah’s “No Promo Homo” law.

"No promo homo" repealed

Governor Gary Herbert signs SB 103, Utah’s first law that specifically protects LGBTQ people from hate crimes.

2019

comprehensive hate crimes legislation

2020

19th state in the nation to ban conversion therapy

The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing issues a rule that prohibits licensed therapists from subjecting minors to “conversion therapy”--the practice of attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a minor.

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