Utah's Español Site is Back -- Kinda
Utah has sort of reinstated the Spanish-language site that was taken down after only a week and a half, following outcry that it violated the ...
Utah has sort of reinstated the Spanish-language site that was taken down after only a week and a half, following outcry that it violated the state's law making English the official language.
The state has restored Spanish to a few sections of its site, including info on driver licenses, health programs, and how to file work or housing discrimination claims.
Meanwhile, the English-only law struck again: Officials called a halt to 100,000 Spanish-language flyers that had been printed up explaining how to use the state's new touchscreen voting machines.
However you may feel about English-only laws (and whether designating an "official" language means that's the only language that can be used for official communication), one anti-immigration activist framed the situation in no uncertain terms:
"You can't vote unless you're a citizen. You can't be a citizen unless you speak English. What are we doing printing voting material for people who can't vote?"