Khosrow Semnani was a driving force behind the creation of the resolution passed unanimously by the Utah State Legislature and signed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert on April 17, 2017 at the state capitol. Coverage of the ceremonial signing was extensive and included these stories:
- Governor, lawmakers express support for the civil liberties of immigrants
By Ryan Morgan
Deseret News, April 17, 2017
“Today our challenges describing religious liberty are no less than it was during Thomas Jefferson’s time,” Khosrow Semnani, an Iranian-American philanthropist said.
Semnani noted the challenges of the founders and praised the constitutional protections to religious liberty.
“Everybody, regardless of religion, they have a right to become citizens of this country,” Semnani said.
This story is also posted Video on the KSL TV website.
- Utah resolution tells world: We favor civil liberties for all Americans
By Peggy Fletcher Stack
The Salt Lake Tribune, April 17, 2017
Khosrow Semnani, community philanthropist and businessman, came to Utah from Iran nearly five decades ago. He was headed to California, he said, but liked Utah more. The state is “unique,” Semnani said. “It is a model, in many ways, of tolerance and openness to minorities.”
- Gov. Signs Civil Liberties Bill: Surrounded by religious leaders, Herbert preached tolerance, diversity
By Dylan Woolf Harris
Salt Lake City Weekly, April 17, 2017
- Herbert Signs Civil Liberties Resolution That Will Be Sent To President Trump
By Whittney Evans, April 17, 2017
- Governor Herbert Signs Civil Liberties Resolution with Faith Leaders
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