Tag: lgbt rights

The Transgender Military Ban Flouts Equal Protection

On Friday August 25th, Donald Trump signed a memo ordering the military to prohibit any open transgender individual from joining the military. Despite the fact that Secretary of Defense James Mattis was supposed to complete a 6-month time to study the impact of transgender people on the military, the President, as he often does, decided

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Impeach Judge Scott N. Johansen

SIGN THE PETITION!   If Judge Johansen wants to act like Judge Judy, then he should get a reality TV show. In the meantime, his past and present conduct is unbecoming of a judicial officer. On November 11th, Judge Johansen ordered that a child be removed from the home of a married lesbian couple, claiming

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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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Distortions abound as LGBT rights are debated in Utah

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– Equal rights for our LGBT brothers and sisters who live in Utah has been in the news in a big way in recent weeks. Perhaps the most interesting news has revolved around the challenge to Utah’s regressive

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