Utah is known for its geological diversity ranging from snowcapped
mountains to river valleys to rugged, stony deserts. The name "Utah" is
derived from the Ute Indian language, meaning "people of the mountains"
Utah is a center of transportation, information technology and research,
government services and mining and also a major tourist destination. The center
of population of Utah is located in Utah County in the city of Lehi.
Utah was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. The ski resorts in the northern
Wasatch Range, Bonneville Salt Flats, Great Salt Lake, five national parks,
and cultural attractions such as Temple Square, Sundance Film Festival, and
the Utah Shakespearean Festival are among the most visited tourist attractions.
Utah Gay Issues:
2004 - Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned marriage
and other forms of partnership recognition for same-sex couples
1995 – Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage for
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral
but apply to only household members
(Misdemeanor) Maximum Penalty: 6 Months & $1,000.00 Fine
Laws Restricting adpotions and foster care placement (prohibits
adoption by a person who is cohabiting - defined as residing
with another person and being involved in a sexual relationship
with that person in a relationship that is not legally valid).
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that do not include crimes based in
sexual orientation or gender identity
Some Utah Cities:
Salt Lake City - St. George - Ogden - Provo - Moab - Logan
Park City - Orem - Cedar City - Kanab - Springdale - Sandy
Green River - Price - Panguitch
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