Postedon Mar 25, 2010 at 09:53 am
In the wee hours of Thursday morning, as the Senate considered a slew of Republican amendments to the House’s health care reconciliation “fixes,” Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) had his anti-LGBT amendment considered. The amendment would have postponed the Freedom to Marry in the District until a popular vote on the matter could be held.
Postedon Mar 24, 2010 at 02:33 pm
The District's new marriage equality law could become entangled, at least briefly, in the U.S. Senate debate over changes to the health care reform act that President Obama signed into law Tuesday.
Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) has introduced an amendment that would suspend the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples until the issue can be put before voters.
Postedon Mar 19, 2010 at 11:38 am
U.S. Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) has backed off pushing an amendment aimed at overturning D.C.’s freedom to marry law — most likely because his Republican colleagues joined Senate Democrats in opposing his plan to attach it to an aviation bill, according to Capitol Hill insiders.
Postedon Feb 04, 2010 at 11:10 am
February 4, 2010
Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah) has introduced legislation that would require Washington, D.C. to put marriage equality up for a vote by residents. The legislation is similar to that introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) in the House. [Link]
Postedon Feb 01, 2010 at 05:27 pm
January 30, 2010
A new poll says that support for LGBT equality increased by 11 percent over the past year among Utah residents, and 10 percent among . Poll respondent Jania Evans, a 69-year-old Mormon who lives in Draper, says knowing people who are gay has changed her opinions over time. [Link]
Postedon Jan 28, 2010 at 11:17 am
January 27, 2010
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R-Utah) introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to overturn the marriage equality law that was passed by the Washington, D.C. city council, but Democratic leaders will likely not allow it to come to a vote due to the discriminatory nature of banning the freedom to marry. [Link]
Postedon Jan 25, 2010 at 11:40 am
January 23, 2010
Brooke Anderson interviews Dustin Lance Black, Reed Cowan and Steven Greenstreet about 8: The Mormon Proposition, the film about the Mormon Church's involvement in the passage of Proposition 8. [Link]
Postedon Jan 22, 2010 at 01:04 pm
January 22, 2010
New Utah state Sen. Ben McAdams is aiming to extend legal protections for gay and lesbian couples who wish to bring a lawsuit in the case of a wrongful death. McAdams: "We need to recognize these families and provide some support and some benefit for them." [Link]
Postedon Dec 23, 2009 at 11:34 am
December 21, 2009
LGBT advocates are "flabbergasted" that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is leading a charge to block marriage equality in D.C., since his family has some close gay and progressive ties. [Link]
Postedon Dec 04, 2009 at 10:50 am
December 4, 2009
The debate over marriage equality -- and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' role in passing California's anti-gay Proposition 8 -- is coming back to Utah. "We're bringing the pain of this home," said Reed Cowan, who directed "8: The Mormon Proposition," which will have its world premiere next month in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival. [Link]