The Right is Lying–Hobby Lobby Decision RESTRICTS Religious Liberty for All

| July 7, 2014

Eric joined KXRK’s Radio From Hell morning show to discuss the recent Hobby Lobby decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. While the Religious Right likes to portray themselves as the hero-defenders of religious freedom, this ruling and their broader campaign to redefine religious liberty is actually all about stripping your rights, and allowing private institutions to force […]

Quick Primer: Where (and What) Are All of the Same-Sex Marriage Cases in Utah

| June 9, 2014

For those trying to keep track of where all the same-sex marriage cases are in the process, it can get really confusing. Here’s a quick recap and primer of what the different cases are and where they’re at: Kitchen v. Herbert This is the main case over the validity of Utah’s Amendment 3, the 2004 […]

The Religious Right’s Campaign to Strip All Citizens of Religious Freedom

| June 5, 2014

**Originally Published on LGBTQ Nation and The New Civil Rights Movement** Turn on any cable news show and you’ll hear conservatives, particularly from the Religious Right, giving long tirades about religious freedom and how the Left is seeking to strip it away from good God-fearing Americans. But if you watch how the Religious Right works in court, […]

10th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments in Utah Marriage Case — Appears To Lean Toward Equality

| April 12, 2014

**Originally published at The New Civil Rights Movement on April 10, 2014** (Denver)  The 10th Circuit Court today heard oral arguments in the Utah Amendment 3 same-sex marriage case. The judges are being asked to decide whether to uphold a lower court’s ruling which struck down Utah’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriages and civil unions. From […]

Utah Quietly Seeking ‘Emergency Relief’ To Halt Existing LGBT Adoptions

| April 11, 2014

*This article was originally published on The New Civil Rights Movement   Salt Lake City – While the eyes of Utah (and much of the nation) are on the 10th Circuit Court, which will hear oral arguments tomorrow on whether to uphold a lower court’s decision to strike the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Utah Republican […]

The Most Inept Court Defense of ‘Traditional Marriage’ Comes From the Reddest of States

| April 1, 2014

**Originally published on The New Civil Rights Movement Some might assume that the reddest of red states would have the strongest case prepared in defense of its ban on same-sex marriage. Well, that assumption couldn’t be further from the truth. Utah’s case has been so riddled with errors, mistakes, and mishaps, it could almost be mistaken […]

Scott Lively And Rick Warren’s PR Campaign To Whitewash The Right’s Anti-Gay Uganda History

| March 11, 2014

As a communications person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best I’ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law. For the last five years, human rights advocates around the world been discussing […]