Salt Lake City, home to the Mormon Church’s headquarters, elects first openly gay mayor.

Salt Lake City has elected the city’s first openly gay mayor, a lesbian named Jackie Biskupski: Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of the conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setbacks last week to the LGBT [Read More…]

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BREAKING: Judge in Utah lesbian adoption case removes himself from it.

Well this is good news.  The attorneys for the lesbian couple who were refused the right to adopt a baby because they were gay (before the judge rescinded his order) filed a motion requesting that Judge Scott Johansen remove himself from the case (a custody hearing was scheduled for Dec. 4 in front of him). [Read More…]

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Judge that took baby away from married lesbian couple rescinds his order…for now.

Last week I wrote about the lesbian couple in Utah who were in the process of adopting a baby (they were fostering it at the time) when Judge Scott Johansen ordered that the baby be returned to foster care because the parents were gay. As you can imagine, lots of people across the country were not [Read More…]

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1500 Mormons resign the Church of anti-gay policies.

Good on these people: About 1,500 Latter-day Saints have submitted letters of resignation from the Mormon Church to protest a new policy barring children of married same-sex couples from being baptized until they are adults, movement organizers said on Sunday. More than 1,000 people gathered on Saturday near the Salt Lake City headquarters of the [Read More…]

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Judge orders baby removed from parents care because parents are lesbians.

Two lesbians in Utah, a married, loving couple, recently adopted a baby.  Everything checked out with their background, financial situation, and everybody was happy: one less child in the foster system and into a loving home. Everybody, that is, except Judge Scott Johansen who ordered the baby removed from their care because they’re gay: April [Read More…]

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Utah attorney helping thousands of Mormons leave the Church after new anti-gay policies.

In the wake of the Mormon Church’s new stance on gay relationships and what their children must do to join the Church many Mormons are apparantly wanting out.  One Utah attorney is offering to help them: The policy, which was posted online, states that the children of parents who have same-sex marriages or relationships cannot [Read More…]

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Rick Scarborough: God gave us AIDS because of gay people, would give us the cure if we just hated them.

Oh Rick Scarborough, you’re somethin’ else: Imagine this scene: “How was your coffee sweetie?” “Just fine, thanks.” “Really?  Because it was poisoned.” “Holy crap, why?” “You haven’t been saying ‘I love you’ enough lately.” “What the fuck???” “It’s ok.  I have the antidote right here.  I just need you to tell me you love me [Read More…]

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Man who sued Utah over its gay marriage ban elected to Salt Lake City’s city council.

Ok, now that my election rant is out of the way, here’s some good news from last night.  Derek Kitchen, one of the men who sued successfully sued the state of Utah over its gay marriage ban back in 2013 (and who also won an appeal to the 10th Circuit), got elected to city council [Read More…]

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Same-sex marriage now the law of the land in Ireland.

Ireland is traditionally a pretty Catholic place and you know how the Catholic Church feels about those icky gays.  In March the Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran, compared gay people to people with autism and said they couldn’t be good parents. But the people have been quickly coming around on same-sex marriage and, in May, [Read More…]

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Indiana Republican opposed to anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people has profile on a gay hook up site.

Meet Brent Randall, a candidate for City Council in Goshen, IN and a Republican: Randall, a local sports broadcaster and businessman, is running to represent the citizens on Goshen, Indiana on the city council. Goshen does not have an LGBT civil rights nondiscrimination law, and Randall says he opposes one, claiming LGBT people are already [Read More…]

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