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(KSL News) -- An 18-year old high school senior battled for hate crimes legislation on the steps of the state capitol this morning.
Joshua Nowitz, Rally Organizer: "We still demand hate crimes legislation and we are going to demand it until it passes."
Joshua Nowitz became passionate about Utah's lack of protection against hate crimes while doing research for a school project.
Today's "Rally Against Rage" is his attempt to encourage lawmakers to pass a meaningful hate crimes bill.
Lawmakers axed a proposed bill this year. It's the 8th time hate crimes legislation has been rejected.