Utah Senator Steve Urquhart says the LDS Church “effectively snuffed out” his bill to strengthen the state’s hate crime laws. Last week, the Church criticized any legislation that would upset the “careful balance” Utah achieved between LGBT rights and religious liberty with last year’s anti-discrimination law. Wednesday, Urquhart and others will join us to talk about the timing of his bill, what balance should look like it, and why proponents argue the state’s current hate crime law falls short.
- Senator Stephen Urquhart (R), District 29. Senate Bill 107, Senate Joint Resolution 13
- Derek Monson, Director of Public Policy, Sutherland Institute, Salt Lake Tribune Op-Ed: New hate-crimes bill does not reflect spirit of 'Utah Compromise'
- Clifford Rosky, Professor, University of Utah S.J. Quinny College of Law and Advisory Council Member, Equality Utah. Hate Crimes Amendments Overview