Tag: Hate Crimes Bill

Some lawmakers are already doing the work

In January of 2018, I attended a panel aimed at millennials to better understand Utah’s Legislative Session. It had been nearly a year since I had graduated from law school, and I was still struggling to find work and searching for purpose. I felt too shy to show up to an event where I didn’t

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Commentary: Utah’s new hate crimes law is a complicated victory

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert proudly signed Utah’s new hate crime bill into law. It was a legislative effort that stalled for a number of years, but grew wings after the infamous attack at Lopez Tires, where a man brutally beat an 18-year-old and his father with a metal

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RADIOACTIVE: MARCH 13, 2019

This broadcast originally appeared on KRCL. Listen to the radio segment here. Queering the Blank Slate with Vox’s Carlos Maza. Day 44 of 45 at the Utah Legislature, which finally puts some teeth into the state’s hate crimes law. New plays from Plan-B’s Theater Artists of Color Writing Workshop. Tonight’s lineup: Queering the Blank Slate:

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Recent events show the need for a Utah hate crimes law

This originally appeared as an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune. This isn’t another op-ed about gun violence. This is an op-ed about hate crimes. Hate crimes that could come right to your front door. Hate crimes that could attack your places of worship, as mine was attacked on Saturday. I was in a great

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