Utah House Democratic Statement Addressing Intolerance 

Media Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, March 11, 2019

Contact:         
Ross Chambless, Communications Specialist
Utah House Democratic Caucus
(385) 228-5483 | rosschambless@le.utah.gov 

Utah House Democratic Statement Addressing Intolerance 

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah House Democrats have the following statement condemning intolerance:

 
Utah House Democrats affirm that we condemn ALL forms of speech and practices that perpetuate prejudice, injustice, and hate, including conversion therapy.  We are inspired by our constituents who immediately spoke out against such harmful intolerance. 
 

We believe the vast majority of Utahns are fundamentally open-minded and accepting of their neighbors, no matter one’s race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, abilities, or faith. As policymakers, we bear a great responsibility to follow inclusive standards and the highest principles. We listen to the experiences of those impacted and use the best available information to ensure safety and protection for children and other marginalized communities from harmful practices.

 

While we are encouraged by the long-overdue progress of hate crimes legislation this session, we all have more work to do, given some of the terrible events that occurred this past year. We urge all Utahns to join us in condemning hateful expressions of intolerance and celebrating our diverse and vibrant community.

 

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