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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Protesters pushing for Utah to adopt a statewide anti-discrimination law protecting sexual and gender orientation are returning to the state Capitol three weeks after they were arrested for blocking entrances to committee rooms.

The group plans to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to continue pressing for the law, which has been stalled this session.

Republican leaders at the Legislature have called for a moratorium on any issues they fear could affect the state's pending legal challenge over its same-sex marriage ban.

St. George Republican Sen. Steve Urquhart, who is sponsoring the proposal, says it has nothing to do with same-sex marriage.

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