Tag: marriage equality

After 18 days, no straights harmed by gay marriage

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– The world didn’t end when marriage equality was instituted in Utah for a grand total of 18 days. In fact, for a state that has long had a love affair with marriage, it’s really not too surprising

Read More »

Utah marriage equality will never be theoretical again

Amidst all the legal and political wrangling over marriage equality in Utah, it can be easy to forget that we’re talking about the lives of real people. This oversight was made particularly poignant for me after reading this op-ed in Sunday’s edition of the Salt Lake Tribune. Written by Tom Clark, a photographer who has made

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

Better UTAH Beat Episode 53 – June 25, 2013

Civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was fond of saying, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” It’s not clear what side of the marriage equality debates King would be on today. However, when King articulated his thoughts on the moral universe, his own position–that black and

Read More »

Better UTAH Beat Episode 44 – April 16, 2013

In this week’s edition of the Better UTAH Beat, Maryann discusses the way contemporaries use history to advance claims in support of their arguments. From gay marriage to gun rights, many on the American right are distorting history to make their own claims seem reasonable and consistent. The practice is similar to the tactics used

Read More »

On being in favor of marriage equality

The last two weeks featured a series of prominent politicians who have come out in favor of marriage equality. As of this writing, there are only three senate Democrats who oppose same-sex marriage. Even two Republican senators have voiced their support for marriage equality. This trend is likely to continue. Nate Silver has run the

Read More »
Scroll to Top

Join us for Better Utah's Moving Forward Virtual Fundraiser!

This year's event will be held virtually and will feature a conversation with Kate Kendell, Co-Interim Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the former Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.