**Whose** rights are being violated? Legislative session hot spot on GLBT issues

(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

The Buttars Saga: How Utah Looks to the Rest of the Nation

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

Bumbling Buttars

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