As the nation approaches the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, RQN shareholder Paul C. Burke has joined the Board of Directors of Equality Utah. The mission of Equality Utah is to secure equal rights and protections of LGBTQ Utahns and their families.
RQN and Mr. Burke have provided pro bono representation to Equality Utah for several years. In 2013, Burke led a team of RQN attorneys including Brett L. Tolman and John W. Mackay in filing an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in the cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act and California Proposition No. 8 on behalf of the Utah Pride Center and an national coalition of equality groups, including Equality Utah.
Mr. Burke is a longtime champion of the LGBT community and has been recognized as a “Utah Hero” for his public advocacy. Burke, Tolman, and Mackay have authored a continuing series of columns in the Salt Lake Tribune on equality issues and, notably, they correctly predicted the arrival of marriage equality in Utah.