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Supreme Court to hear about bias against gay Utahns

LGBT» The Utah Pride Center will file court briefs as the high court prepares to hear about California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).



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— Being fired in Utah for being gay

As the Utah Pride Center announced Wednesday that it will enter the U.S. Supreme Court’s debate on marriage equality, another civil rights advocacy group, Equality Utah, will hold a forum Wednesday night to discuss discrimination against LGBT Utahns. Equality Utah said there are up to five complaints filed every month by gay and transgender Utahns who have been fired, simply for being, or being perceived as, gay or transgender. These citizens have no recourse because Utah doesn’t currently protect people from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. There is no statewide nondiscrimination policy, although some cities have enacted them.

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