UTAH: Young LGBT Activists Get Written Apology From GOP Gov After Sit-In Over Gutted Ex-Gay Torture Bill

Salt Lake City’s Fox affiliate reports:

A group of young LGBTQ rights activists staged a sit-in outside Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s office over a gutted bill that banned conversion therapy.

The changes were so dramatic that HB399’s sponsor, Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City, said he could no longer support his own legislation. On Wednesday, he told FOX 13 he would not let the bill go forward in the 2019 legislative session.

Angry over the substitute, which had support from Gov. Herbert, the activists went to the governor’s office to demand an apology from him. After a couple of hours, Lt. Governor Spencer Cox emerged from the office and sat down with them.