From Utah Education Association President Heidi Matthews:
Across our races, backgrounds and genders, all of us want to be treated with dignity and respect. Yesterday, Utah Governor Spencer Cox lived up to this shared ideal by vetoing a bill that will cause great harm to our most vulnerable students.
We applaud him for doing what is just and right, instead of inflaming and dividing communities by devaluing some students because of the gender with which they identify.
We join with parents, educators, and students calling on elected officials to work with us to make sure our public schools are places where all students are free to thrive and to learn without fear or intimidation.
The Utah Education Association supports Governor Cox’s veto of HB11. The Governor’s veto must stand.