Amidst all the ruckus, babies continue to have their diapers changed and kids are scolded and praised. -- one loving straight or gay family at a time, parents and non-parents alike, too preoccupied to read let alone heed every blow-by-blow of the partisan tug-of-war.
Utah should not be a stepping stone in a woman's career, where she stays long enough to get experience and then leaves another state for a job where gender income inequity is less, or non-existent.
A bill in Indiana that would ban marriage equality saw last-minute changes that could either doom it or hasten its passage, and a hearing in Virginia has gone from "yes" to "maybe" to "yes" to "no" to "yes."
I was born to two educators, people who deeply believe in the responsibility and power of our schools to ready children for life. During their 60+ ...
So let's see: White supremacists "engrafted anti-miscegenation rules onto the marriage institution." White supremacists thus changed the definition of marriage. Gays want to do the same. Ergo, those who want same-sex marriages are no different from white supremacists!
If we were to measure the real wealth of our society -- our health and well-being, the health of the natural world, our level of education, etc. -- we would see that inequality itself is reducing our nation's well being, and the power of big corporations is allowing the degradation of our communities and environment.
The Session has arrived, so it's time we cleared this all up. Here are seven truths about the anti-discrimination bill.
The best thing about skiing around Salt Lake City is there's no need to commit to one ski resort. You're in Utah. You can marry them all.
It's difficult to overstate just how important last week's victory in Oklahoma is. And it's the second time in recent weeks that a federal court has overturned bans on marriage equality in this circuit.
The recent rulings in Utah and Oklahoma do not change the law in the South. However, they do inspire hope as we keep pushing for LGBT equality across a region where anti-LGBT discrimination persists in every area of life -- employment, health care, adoption and marriage.
Would DIMA simply mandate what DOMA proscribed? Or would it go beyond DOMA and specify other ways, besides gender, in which each spouse must differ? Must they be of different races and cultural backgrounds? Will they be expected to speak different languages and practice different religions?
In an interview with me at the 2008 RNC, Sally Kern repeated a line she'd said before, that "we're becoming so open-minded that our brains are falling out." Well, Kern's brain must be toppling all over the sidewalk, after a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled yesterday that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
Marriage equality is officially on hold in Utah, but new polling data indicate that the public is quickly coming around.
It's not easy to be different, nor is it easy to be patient, or disregarded, treated unfairly, misunderstood, left to fend for ourselves, even feared and hated. But that is or has been the experience of many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people here in Utah.