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ACLU of Utah Comment on Psychologist Licensing Act Rule

Oct 16, 2019

On October 2, 2019, the ACLU of Utah submitted a comment regarding the proposed rule to amend the definition of unprofessional conduct to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy in Utah. We believe this rule change will "protect minors in Utah from being subjected to the dangerous and debunked practice (sometimes referred to as conversion or reparative therapy) of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity." 

2019 Membership Meeting

Oct 09, 2019

We are pleased to invite all ACLU of Utah members to our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting on October 24.

ACLU Argues Historic Civil Rights Cases at U.S. Supreme Court

Oct 09, 2019

On Tuesday, October 8, a team of ACLU lawyers argued two separate cases at the United States Supreme Court related to LGBTQ employment discrimination. At stake is a crucial question affecting the lives of millions of LGBTQ Americans: Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlaws discrimination based on sex, also protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in the workplace. Learn more from the ACLU...

Utah Supreme Court hears DACA Case

Oct 07, 2019

On October 7, 2019, the Utah Supreme Court heard arguments in "In re Mary and Jane Doe," a case that addresses whether individuals who are beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can be admitted to the Utah State Bar, and if the Utah Supreme Court has the power to admit them. Learn more about the ACLU's role in this case.

First Nations Voting Rights Conference

Sep 24, 2019

The ACLU of Utah's Legal Director, John Mejia, will be sepaking on two panels at the inagural First Nations Voting Rights Conference at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law from September 25-27, 2019.  

Utah should opt out of the surveillance state

Sep 11, 2019

This growth of new and invasive technology includes body scanners at airports, facial recognition cameras, and artificial intelligence software that links it all together. Despite Utah’s reverence for privacy, our state is not exempt from this trend.

Request an ACLU of Utah Speaker

Sep 03, 2019

Did you know an ACLU of Utah staffer can speak at your event or meeting? We handle dozens of speaking requests a year--from monthly meetings, to rallies, to symposiums. Our staff is prepared fo speak on dozens of civil liberties and current event topics, or provide an introduction of what the ACLU does.   Contact the ACLU of Utah today to schedule a speaker: https://www.acluutah.org/request-an-aclu-of-utah-speaker

Rachel Appel: Voting rights matter in San Juan County

Aug 28, 2019

It’s a 290-mile drive from Salt Lake City to Monticello, the seat of San Juan County in Utah’s southeast corner, and the rain followed our car the whole way. As clouds threatened another downpour, we joined the dozens of people converging on the San Juan County Courthouse to attend the May 21 County Commission meeting.


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