Good As You: Utah Roundup

09/24/2010

And 40 do not

This is among the Perry v. Schwarzenegger amicus briefs being filed this week by various conservative groups: CHEYENNE -- Wyoming and nine other states will file a legal brief today saying a federal court "exceeded its judicial authority" when it...

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08/25/2010

Out and proud NOMmers eat away your rights, save room for 'Deseret'

Robert George should be a familiar name to you. As the founding chairman of the National Organization For Marriage, one of the crafters of the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration, and a writer of the original Federal Marriage Amendment's language, Mr. George...

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03/24/2010

Till #hcr's death do they impart

Did you know that a coalition of GOP Senators, led by Utah's Sen. Bob Bennett, are trying to use D.C. marriage equality as a way to kill healthcare reform? It's totally true. Check out this "poison pill" amendment that has...

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12/16/2009

This time we must block Rep. Chaffetz' kick!

21 years ago, Jason Chaffetz earned national headlines when he kicked the winning field goal in the waning minutes of the Freedom Bowl, lifting his Brigham Young University above the University of Colorado at Boulder: Cut to 2009. The same...

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11/12/2009

The SLC ordinance: LDS church's multiple strifes

Personally we're not all the impressed with the mainstream LDS church's support for Salt Lake City non-discrimination, since they made sure to "does no violence to marriage" to justify how they could possibly support basic fairness. But you know who...

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03/06/2009

Audio: Barber still trying to make Buttars defense happen

Far be it from us to give our organized opposition any advice. But if we were charged with increasing a right-wing group's relevancy, we certainly wouldn't encourage them to strongly defend Utah state senator Chris Buttars, a man whose unhinged...

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03/02/2009

Video: Bitter Buttars brings out biting brigade

State senator Chris Buttars may think that gays are America's biggest threat. But this weekend, progressive Utahans channeled their annoyed energy to present a direct threat to boring protests: Seems fun. In fact we hear the only drama was from...

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02/27/2009

Barber throws American majority in frying pan with Buttars

In recent comments, Utah state senator Chris Buttars (R-Obviously) essentially made gays out to be ticking time bombs who are waiting to destroy this nation. With a brush broad enough to coat all of Delaware with one stroke, he made...

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02/25/2009

If you stick it to my Buttars it will make my Barber bitter

Matt Barber agrees that the current incarnation of the GOP is in danger of heading towards irrelevancy. He also agrees that one can look to certain members of the Utah legislature for reasons why. It's the most we've ever agreed...

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02/23/2009

Video: Spreading Buttars

Kern parodies are so '08. It's now all about Buttars (language NSFW): Nice moves, C.B! The sadly ironic thing? We actually find this video's list of epithetical names to be less offensive than the actual words that Buttars has used...

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02/20/2009

Most frustrating job in America: Utah tourism board's gay outreach director

Salt Lake City's ABC 4 has been bringing us all kinds of gay (or rather anti-gay) news this week. On Tuesday we learned of UT state senator Chris Buttars' incredibly homo-hostile comments because of audio posted by the station. Now...

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02/18/2009

Audio: I Can't Believe It's Not Buttars (whose rhetoric is condemned by religious people)

**UPDATE, 3/5: For whatever reason, the following audio has been pulled from ABC 4's site. You can still find truncated versions of Buttars words on the Internet. However, we haven't been able to find the full audio anywhere. Which is...

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My fair mind went to Utah and all it got was this legislative smackdown

After Prop 8 and its considerable Mormon backing brought a wave of negativity to Utah, statewide LGBT activists didn't just sit down and whine -- they immediately began efforts to pass bills that would shy away from what the pro-Prop...

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02/16/2009

As if post-Prop 8 Utah needs more anti-gay PR

"People can be gay, just like people can be druggies and hookers." Homosexuality is "anti-Species behavior." The above brilliance and more ran in various Salt Lake City papers over the weekend, part of an ad campaign to "stop the homosexual...

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12/29/2008

A Latter Day ad freeze?

This comes from Gay Rights Watch: Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News pull ad criticizing LDS stance on Prop 8 The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News have pulled a full page ad placed by Utah businessman, Bruce Palenske, that criticized...

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12/08/2008

Anti-'mo in Provo

This latest claim of Mormon intolerance comes from Michael, a Brigham Young University student who blogs at Are You One too?: Apparently the topic of homosexuality is a bit much for the BYU audience and my part of our Fine...

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11/10/2008

Rights group to Mormons: Put your (considerable, obviously liquid for political purposes) money where your mouth is

A brilliant strategy: It remains to be seen if the LDS church will answer positively, stepping up to Utah's fight for LGBT equality in a major way. Though if you think the possibility of that is greater than not, then...

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02/12/2008

Photo: One scowl = 1000 words

We were just tipped off by the good folks at Equality Utah to this very telling Salt Lake Tribune pic. On the left, Salt Lake City resident Cristy Gleaves (an out lesbian) testifying before the Senate Health and Human Services...

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11/14/2007

Making Salt Lake's policies less coarse, more kosher

Salt Lake City mayor-elect Ralph Becker has indicated that he will increase domestic partner protections once he takes office the first of the year. His intended executive order would require companies that contract with the Utah city to extend DP...

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