Equality Utah

A Utah nonprofit that works to secure equal rights and protections for LGBTQ Utahns and their families is expanding their reach in the Wasatch Back.

Equality Utah is the state’s leading LGBTQ political advocacy organization. Based in Salt Lake City, the organizations Executive Director Troy Williams says they are looking to expand their reach.  

Utah’s Republican controlled legislature has set a precedent in moving to repeal language that currently bans advocacy for LGBTQ students in public schools. The anti-discrimination Senate Bill 196 passed 24 to 1 out of the Senate on Wednesday. Now it goes to The House Education Committee for a hearing, followed by two floor votes. Carolyn Murray has more:

Equality Utah and 3 plaintiffs filed a law suit against the Utah office of Education claiming some of the curriculum laws are unconstitutional because they bar teachers and students from having positive conversations about homosexuality. The claim is that these laws allow bullying and potential harm to come to children who are gay or transgender.  KPCW's 

Carolyn Murray has more.