Tag: non discrimination

Conclusive data: Legislature is out of touch

As the 2015 Legislative Session comes to a close, one thing is abundantly clear: Legislators don’t care what voters think. Whose thoughts, exactly, do they care for? Donors? Delegates? We may never know for sure, but we do know that despite overwhelming public support or opposition on several key issues, lawmakers are ignoring the will

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The rhetoric of local control in Utah state legislature

It is not uncommon to see the Utah State legislature rail against the federal government with the demand that control should come from local governments. Yet in many cases, their view of local control only extends to the Utah State Capitol and not farther down the line to cities and counties across the state. There have

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Death of SB100 is birth of new LGBT movement in Utah

At first glance, the little blue notes taped on the Utah Senate doors earlier this month–a plea from Utah’s LGBT community to allow a fair and public hearing of the now-dead SB100–bear only a superficial resemblance to the ninety-five theses Martin Luther posted on the doors of All Saints’ Church. However, like Luther’s theses, those

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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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