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 […]

WARNING: U.S. LGBT Organizations Falling Into Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Trap

| February 28, 2014

**This article was originally written for and published on The New Civil Rights Movement** Like so many of us, I was dismayed last week after Uganda president Yoweri Museveni announced that despite international pressures and the risk of economic sanctions, he has decided to go ahead and sign the infamous Anti-Homosexuality Bill (formerly known as the […]

Putting it All On the Line: Giving Up Freedom for a Little Equality

| February 14, 2014

**This article was original written for and published on The New Civil Rights Movement We’ve all “liked” a post on Facebook advocating for LGBTQ rights, whether that be marriage equality, adoption, non-discrimination, or anti-bullying. Many of us have shown up for rallies, blogged, or even picked up the phone and called a lawmaker.  But there […]

A Message for Utah Senate President Wayne Niederhauser

| February 3, 2014

Sincerely, the LGBT community of Utah.