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  • 4 months ago


    Push to ban LGBT conversion therapy stalls out in Utah Information-grey

    SALT LAKE CITY _ The fight to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah is over for the year after the proposal was gutted by lawmakers, supporters said Wednesday.

    A prominent activist blasted Republican Gov. Gary Herbert's support for the changes that would have allowed therapists to talk about changing sexual orientation as long as they didn't promise to reverse it.

    Troy Williams with Equality Utah said that language would do nothing...

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  • 4 months ago


    Ban on transgender athletes in girls sports stalls in Utah Senate committee Information-grey

    SALT LAKE CITY — After a Utah bill that would bar transgender athletes from competing on girls sports teams at public schools stalled in a Senate committee on Wednesday, LGBTQ advocates celebrated with hugs and tears.

    “It will be back, because this is a national discussion. But for now, my trans kiddos still get their rights, they’re not set aside, they’re not othered,” said Sue Robbins, a transgender and intersex woman who works with Equality Utah.


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  • 4 months ago


    A Half-Century On, an Unexpected Milestone for L.G.B.T.Q. Rights Information-grey

    When Donald J. Trump was elected president, gay and lesbian leaders warned that their far-reaching victories under Barack Obama — including the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage in 2015 — were in peril, endangered by the imminent arrival of scores of conservative judges and full Republican control of the federal government.

    So it would be an understatement to say that gay rights leaders and supporters were surprised by the court’s ruling on Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination. They were stunned. Stunned that two conservative justices had sided with them. Stunned that this happened on top of a Republican appointee writing the marriage ruling, too.

    In many ways, the decision is the strongest...

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