Tag: gay rights

Marriage equality in Utah will unify, not divide

Salt Lake City — In light of this morning’s news from the Supreme Court, Maryann Martindale, executive director of Alliance for a Better UTAH, has issued a statement. Better UTAH submitted an amicus brief in support of marriage equality when Utah’s case was heard before the 10th Circuit. “We share in the joy thousands of

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All Utahns equal with Amendment 3 ruling

Salt Lake City — Following the ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby, Alliance for a Better UTAH released the following statement: “We are pleased and supportive of the ruling by Judge Shelby to overturn Utah’s discriminatory Amendment 3. For almost a decade, Utahns in loving, committed relationships have had to live as second-class

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Gay rights are dead. Long live gay rights.

Marriage equality is inevitable. It might take a little longer to get to Utah, but there will be marriage equality here within the decade, if not sooner. As the chief goal of the gay rights movement since the early 2000s reaches completion, the question becomes: what next? Is this the end of gay rights? The

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What gay rights leaders can learn from the Canaanite woman

There is great faith among members of Utah’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community: Faith that municipal non-discrimination ordinances will lead to full equality. Faith that mutual commitment registries like those in Salt Lake City, and now Salt Lake County, will lead to full equality. One could argue that this faith has something in common with

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We can end discrimination against LGBT Utahns

Yesterday a few fellow students and I spent the afternoon working with Equality Utah to inform Westminster students about the need for a bill to protect LGBT Utahns from housing and employment discrimination. I was surprised to see how many of my friends, who are politically informed individuals, did not know that you could be

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