Public forum today on nondiscrimination

Mar 5 2013 - 12:11am

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OGDEN -- The OUTreach Resource Center, a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied youth, will hold a community forum today at 7 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Library Branch auditorium, 5568 S. Adams Ave., Washington Terrace, to discuss the nondiscrimination bill, SB 262, being considered by the Utah Legislature.

Participants are encouraged to bring personal stories of discrimination, thoughts and opinions for a time of discussion and information on communicating with legislators.

Panelists will share their expertise. Active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak about why they support nondiscrimination.

Panelists include Jackie Biskupski, former member of the Utah House of Representatives; Dr. Peter Clemens, active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Susan Dortsch and Corey Howard, members of Mormons Building Bridges; Bill Morris, esq., author of nondiscrimination ordinances adopted in three Utah towns and municipalities; Dr. Barry Gomberg, executive director of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at Weber State University; and Max Green, Equality Utah advocacy coordinator. The forum is free and open to the public.

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