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This is the place

“… Being American is more than a pride we inherit,it’s the past we step intoand how we repair it……For while we have our eyes on the future,history has its eyes on us.”– Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb Earlier this week, I asked friends on Twitter what I should write about for this blog post.

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Doing our part during the holidays

Happy Holidays! I hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving day with minimal family drama, plenty of great food, and a moment to reflect on the historical, cultural and political meaning of this holiday. As a U.S. born citizen, the Thanksgiving holiday has been embedded in my traditions as a day of gratitude for the country

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Press Release: Lee’s Obstruction of EEOC Nominee is Disservice to All

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT – On Monday, it was reported that Utah Senator Mike Lee has chosen to block a nominee to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for her alleged views on LGBTQ rights and religious freedom, even though the nominee has clarified that her positions have been

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Press Release: Sean Reyes Signs Anti-LGBTQ Amicus Brief

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2018 SEAN REYES SIGNS ANTI-LGBTQ AMICUS BRIEF Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joined other Republican attorneys general in signing an amicus brief seeking to reverse federal LGBTQ employment discrimination protections. The amicus brief, which can be found here, was submitted to the

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Who is Fighting for ‘Religious Freedom?’

On June 4th, 2018 the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood Colorado, in his decision to deny a same-sex couple one of his wedding cakes on the basis that it went against his religious beliefs. The couple filed with the Colorado Civil

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Utahns will gather today in Taylorsville to honor members of the transgender community who lost their lives to violence over the last year. The international Transgender Day of Remembrance, which today enters its 15th year, began in San Francisco in 1998 after Rita Hester, a trans-woman, was stabbed to death in her apartment in the

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