Response To Utah Policy’s Critique Of PRIDEinUtah

| March 30, 2012

Utah Policy’s Jordan Garn published a piece going after PRIDEinUtah for our commentary on the new law requiring drug tests for welfare recipients. Well, we here at PRIDEinUtah always love the debate, so let’s break it down. First, let me say that I commend Jordan Garn for tackling this troubling issue. Too often in Utah […]

Welfare Drug-Screening Bill Dehumanizes Utahns

| March 26, 2012

Governor Herbert signed HB 155 by Representative Brad Wilson (R) into law this afternoon, continuing the GOP’s attack on the poor and working-class. While the bill may have been well intentioned, it crosses the line of failing to recognize a human being’s intrinsic worth and labels them as nothing but potential criminals.

Before You Believe GOP Talking Points On “Obamacare,” Remember This:

| March 23, 2012

It seems that every Republican candidate is all in a twist over so-called “Obamacare” and the absolute “evils” it is perpetuating on Americans. But on the 2 year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, let’s look at what it has actually done.

Is Sutherland’s “Abstinence-Only” Data True or Bogus? Some Thoughts

| March 18, 2012

Utah – I watched with interest last night as Paul Mero (of the lobbying group The Sutherland Institute) argued with reporters on Twitter, trying to get them to use his study “proving” that abstinence-only education works best. True study? Or bogus? Currently, there are a handful of districts in Utah which already teach abstinence-only education, […]

Will New GOP Delegate Picks Sway Herbert To Veto Sex Ed Bill?

| March 16, 2012

UPDATE: After this post was written, and at 8pm at night on a Friday, Governor Herbert did, in fact, veto HB363. Salt Lake City – Twitterverse was buzzing last night with the news that the majority of delegates elected in the GOP Caucuses may be pro-Hatch. Now that he knows who he’ll face at convention, […]

Combating the Mormons

| March 14, 2012

*This piece was originally written by author Eric Ethington for Political Research Associates’ research report Resisting the Rainbow, published in March, 2012 The first time many people concerned with LGBT rights learned about the Mormon Church’s anti-LGBT activism was in 2008, when it played a major role in winning passage of California’s Proposition 8, the ballot measure […]

Utah's New 4th District GOP Contest Shaping Up To Be A Let-Down

| March 13, 2012

Utah – There’s been quite a bit of excitement over the election in Utah’s newly-created 4th Congressional District. But the longer the election runs, the more it looks like Utahn’s in the 4th are being let down by empty rhetoric. In what was originally billed as a “battle of the ages,” the Republican fight for […]