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The Fate of Utah's Antidiscrimination Bill

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Proponents of a bill that would protect LGBTUtahans from discrimination are touting the progress they made in the Utah Senate. Republican Stephen Urquhart's bill passed through committee, but died earlier this week without a vote on the floor. The bill was modeled on Salt Lake City's 2009 ordinance which enjoyed the support of the LDS Church. The Church declined to take a position though on the statewide legislation. Wednesday, we're talking about the bill and asking what could change its fate in 2014.

Today's Guests:

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.