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TAKE ACTION: Support Employment And Housing Equality Across Utah

06 March 2013 Published in Legislative Work

SB 262, Employment and Housing Antidiscrimination Amendments, will be heard in committee tomorrow, Thursday March 7, 2013 at 4 pm in Room 215 of the Senate building. Contact members of the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Standing Committee and tell them to vote YES on SB 262, Employment and Housing Antidiscrimination Amendments.

 

 

SB 262, Employment and Housing Antidiscrimination Amendments, will be heard in committee tomorrow, Thursday March 7, 2013 at 4 pm in Room 215 of the Senate building. Contact members of the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services Standing Committee and tell them to vote YES on SB 262, Employment and Housing Antidiscrimination Amendments.

Committee Members:
Sen. Aaron Osmond, Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sen. Patricia W. Jones: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sen. Peter C. Knudson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sen. Karen Mayne: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Sen. Stuart C. Reid: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sen. Jerry W. Stevenson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Talking Points:

  • Discrimination in employment and housing against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people violates core American values of fairness and equality by discriminating against qualified individuals based on characteristics unrelated to the job or ability to secure housing.
  • Currently, Utah law provides NO protection against discrimination in housing and employment for LGBT individuals, despite the fact that the majority of Utahns believe that state law already provides such protection. It's time to remedy this misperception by passing SB 262, Employment and Housing Antidiscrimination Amendments
  • Our state should join with the growing number of Utah localities and businesses that recognize that discrimination against LGBT individuals persists in Utah and that it should not be tolerated. Please cast your vote in support of SB 262, Employment and Housing Antidiscrimination Amendments.