Senate Bill 196 passed out of the Utah House last week, effectively striking Utah’s discriminatory language regarding homosexuality from public school health education curriculum. The legislation passed by a 24–1 vote in the Senate and a 68–1 vote in the House.
“This is a historic day for LGBTQ students in Utah,” said Equality Utah executive director Troy Williams. “We commend Senator Adams and the Utah Legislature for recognizing that LGBTQ students should be treated with the same respect and dignity as straight students. The removal of discriminatory language from school curriculum will send a positive message that all students are valued in Utah.”