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Equality Utah Seeks Injunction in Landmark Case

In October, Equality Utah made history by filing a lawsuit against Utah's state education office. The lawsuit challenges a curriculum law that prohibits discussing homosexuality in a positive way. National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) brought the lawsuit on behalf...

Read the Leaked Draft of Trump’s Religious Exemption Order

A copy of Trump's religious exemption executive order has leaked, and it is being described by legal experts as staggeringly broad in scope. The order would give license to discriminate to any person or organization and flies in the face of the values Americans hold...

Trump’s Anti-LGBTQ Scotus Pick: Neil Gorsuch

Tonight President Trump announced Neil Gorsuch, a judge of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as his nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Gorsuch has a troubling record: He sided with Hobby Lobby in the Supreme Court ruling that not only gave...

Victory! Colorado RFRA Bill (HB1013) Dies in Committee

On Wednesday last week, Colorado House Bill 1013, a religious exemption bill, died in committee for the third year in a row. The bill, the Colorado Freedom of Conscience Protection Act, was essentially a state RFRA. However, the language of the bill would have...

Victory! Discriminatory Bill Withdrawn in Wyoming

On Thursday last week, Wyoming's state legislature withdrew House Bill 135. HB135 would have allowed businesses, state and local governments to discriminate against LGBTQ people. The bill would also have eliminated Laramie’s 2015 LGBTQ nondiscrimination ordinance. Had...

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