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 […]

Poll Recap: How Did Utahns Vote on Same-Sex Marriage in 2013?

| January 6, 2014

After Judge Shelby’s ruling on December 20, striking down Amendment 3, Utah’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples, several local news outlets immediately launched online polls and asked their viewers what they thought of the ruling. Here are the results: KSL 5 TV (incidentally, a station owned by the LDS ((Mormon)) church), was the first […]

Utah TV Station’s History of Censoring Gay Content

| December 27, 2013

There’s been some controversy this week, after an internal memo from Mormon-owned TV station KSL in Utah leaked out showing management directing staff not to show footage of gay couples kissing. “Please avoid using kissing footage in your stories about Amendment 3,” reads the email, apparently written by Managing Editor Keri Wilcox. That’s a tall […]

EDITORIAL: Gay Marriage Must Stand in Utah

| December 22, 2013

**Article was originally written for Utah Political Capitol Friday afternoon, Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the state and nation when he lifted the ban on same-sex marriage by overturning Utah’s Amendment 3 to the state’s constitution, ruling it unconstitutional and in violation of the equal protection  and due process guarantees of the United States Constitution. It is […]

Polygamy And Marriage Equality — Are They The Same Fight?

| December 21, 2013

**This article originally appeared on The New Civil Rights Movement Are polygamy and marriage equality the same fight? Since my article a few days ago about a Utah federal judge decriminalizing the majority of that state’s ban on polygamy, my inbox has been flooded with passionate and varying opinions. So let’s dive deeper into this. First some background. In […]

Federal Judge Strikes Down Utah’s Anti-Polygamy Law

| December 16, 2013

**Originally posted to The New Civil Rights Movement. Part 2, “Polygamy and Marriage Equality: Are They the Same Fight?” can be seen here. There could not be a stranger moment in time. Amidst the excitement and celebration of the fifteenth and sixteenth states to pass marriage equality, and the historic passing of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) […]

Utah Senator Highlights the Calculated Destruction of Public Education

| December 3, 2013

Across the country, public schools are under a constant barrage of attacks, usually from conservatives who have an interest in pushing for school-privatization where they can make a profit. Over in deep-red Utah, one state senator is proposing a shiny new example of the latest attempt to empty public schools. Back in August, Utah State […]