(Cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch) Last week Salt Lake City passed an ordinance that protects persons seeking employment and housing from discrimination because of sexual orientation. Done deal? Not a chance. According to a Deseret News Article last week state legislators are gearing up for what promises to be once again a hot topic for … Continue reading **Whose** rights are being violated? Legislative session hot spot on GLBT issues
First he bumbled. Then he was ousted from two legisltative committees. Then he refused to apologize. More than 15,000 e-mails were sent to Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups (R) demanding that he condemn Buttars's remarks. Waddoups said he kicked Buttars off the Senate Judiciary Committee primarily as a way to draw attention away from him. … Continue reading The Buttars Saga: How Utah Looks to the Rest of the Nation
Utah Senator Chris Buttars continues to blunder. On the heels of the defeat of the Common Ground Initiative bills, which would have afforded benefits to domestic partners, Buttars, in an interview with documentary filmmaker Reed Cowan, openly made the statement that the gay rights movement is “probably the greatest threat to America.” Quoted in the … Continue reading Bumbling Buttars
Drinking Liberally has a Facebook page of holiday greetings cards they are sending to Senator Chris Butt-arse. Here are a few samples:
Pax Rasmussen created this photo for a project on which he is working.
I am a member of Pom Poms Not Bomb Bombs which participated in the Equality Rally on Saturday. Below is a video that Lionel Trepanier took and edited into a really nice piece.
More footage of event Going to line up for the March, we had to walk by the Counter Protesters
I'll be adding more videos to this post as I get them uploaded. This one is of the crowd during some entertainment: More footage of the crowd and speakers at the Equality Rally, Salt Lake City, November 15 in tandem with National Actions.
I took this video of a friend attempting to engage counter protesters. Pretty eye-opening.