Secession and Nullification? Two Utah Legislators Advocate 4th Branch of Government

| October 3, 2014

**This article originally appeared on Utah Political Capitol Should the United States have a 4th branch of government? One with the power to overturn and nullify all others? According to two sitting Utah legislators, Representatives Brian Greene (Republican – Pleasant Grove) and Marc Roberts (Republican – Santaquin), yes. Tuesday evening, the two junior members of […]

Utah Representative Urges Leniency For Former Intern / Convicted Rapist

| November 5, 2012

Utah Representative Wayne Harper, currently running to become Senator Harper, is urging Utah courts to show leniency to his former intern, who has been convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl. Eric Ray, former intern to Republican Representative Wayne Harper, was convicted in September of sexually abusing a teenage girl at Brigham Young University. Ray […]

Utah’s 2 Constitutional Amendments On Your Ballot – My Analysis

| October 24, 2012

As we all (hopefully) head to the polls this year, we’ll not only be voting for candidates and judges, but also two different constitutional amendments. Below is my analysis and recommendations. Constitutional Amendment A: Required Severance Tax Deposits In The Permanent Trust Fund. My Recommendation: VOTE “NO” For those who don’t know, severance taxes are what the […]

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.

Another Homophobic Politician Caught Soliciting Gay Men On Craigslist

| August 12, 2011

Indiana – One of the Republican State Legislators who supported the passage this year of an anti-Gay Marriage amendment, Phillip Hinkle, was just outed when he was caught soliciting sex from a young man on Craigslist. I’ve lost track… how many anti-gay politicians have been outed now? According to The Advocate, Hinkle invited an 18 […]

BREAKING: Indiana House Votes To Approve Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

| February 15, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana – The House of Representatives has just voted 70-26 in favor of an amendment to the state constitution to ban both gay marriage and civil unions. Representatives took the opportunity to cruelly pot-shot gay couples. The bill’s language is incredibly similar to Utah’s Amendment 3, banning both equal marriage “anything similar” such as […]

UT Leg Alert! Anti-Gay HB182 Scheduled For Committee Hearing Tomorrow!

| February 8, 2011