Hate Crimes bill passes in the Utah Legislature

With the legislative session ending tomorrow we have at least some good news, SB103, a bill we’ve talked about before aimed at fixing our state’s broken hate crimes law, finally passed the out the house with 64 votes in favor and only 9 against. It is almost certain to be signed into law at this point. We originally endorsed the first effort to pass this in 2016 when then Senator Urqhart first ran a bill on this issue.

This an important step forward for our state. We want to thank Senator Thatcher and Representative Perry for sponsoring this legislation. We’re happy to finally see a good hate crimes bill pass in Utah and to see something good for LGBTQ people in Utah come out of this legislative session.

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