gay rights http://kuer.org en Boy Scouts Reject Utah Pride Center Troop Application http://kuer.org/post/boy-scouts-reject-utah-pride-center-troop-application <p>The Boy Scouts have rejected an application for a scouting troop sponsored by the Utah Pride Center. The gay rights organization recently asked permission to start a troop for 10 middle-school aged children.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 23:30:41 +0000 Andrea Smardon 27200 at http://kuer.org Boy Scouts Reject Utah Pride Center Troop Application Gay Rights Group to Challenge Utah’s Amendment 3 in Federal Court http://kuer.org/post/gay-rights-group-challenge-utah-s-amendment-3-federal-court <p>A gay rights organization announced Monday it is filing a federal lawsuit against the state of Utah.&nbsp; The group <a href="http://restoreourhumanity.org/">Restore Our Humanity</a> is seeking to strike down Utah’s Constitutional Amendment 3, which says that marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:58:57 +0000 Andrea Smardon 26533 at http://kuer.org Gay Rights Group to Challenge Utah’s Amendment 3 in Federal Court KUER News Pod: Monday February 25, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-monday-february-25-2013 <p>Utahns on both side of the argument weigh in on gay marriage, the Utah legislature prepares to hear this year’s revenue projections, and the mayor of a small Utah town resigns.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80786846&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:53:43 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25503 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Monday February 25, 2013 For Better or Worse, Utah Weighs in on Same-Sex Marriage http://kuer.org/post/better-or-worse-utah-weighs-same-sex-marriage <p>The U.S. Supreme Court is receiving briefs from all over the country as it prepares to take up same sex marriage next month, including Utah.&nbsp; The Court will hear arguments in two cases concerning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.&nbsp; The Utah Pride Center plans to file an amicus brief to the nation’s highest court this week, arguing that laws that ban same sex marriage amount to discrimination.&nbsp; But the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah’s Attorney General have filed their own briefs in defense of traditional marriage and states’ rights to decide.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:44:13 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25475 at http://kuer.org For Better or Worse, Utah Weighs in on Same-Sex Marriage KUER News Pod: Friday February 22, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-february-22-2013 <p>Utah Governor Gary Herbert addresses Medicaid expansion, guns, and the sequester at his monthly news conference, the Legislature debates a suicide prevention bill, and former Governor Jon Huntsman says he supports gay marriage.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F80413947&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:56:40 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25424 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday February 22, 2013 KUER News Pod: Friday February 15, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-friday-february-15-2013 <p>Local government leaders call on the state legislature to act on cleaning up the air, nearly a dozen nonprofits working to end violence against women put on a dance show at the State Capitol, and a group of same-sex couples in Salt Lake use Valentine’s day to bring attention to marriage equality.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F79405043&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:46:30 +0000 Brian Grimmett 25093 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Friday February 15, 2013 Same-Sex Couples Apply for Marriage Licenses in Salt Lake City http://kuer.org/post/same-sex-couples-apply-marriage-licenses-salt-lake-city <p>Some Utah couples marked Valentine’s Day with flowers, some even tied the knot, but some gay and lesbian couples in Salt Lake County chose the occasion to bring attention to the fact that they don’t have the right to marry.&nbsp; Same-sex couples submitted applications for marriage licenses Thursday, knowing that they would be turned away.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:23:17 +0000 Andrea Smardon 25062 at http://kuer.org Same-Sex Couples Apply for Marriage Licenses in Salt Lake City KUER News Pod: Thursday February 7, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-february-7-2013 <p>Utahns crowd into Governor Herbert’s Capitol office demanding clean air, the LDS church weighs in on boy Scouts and gays, and local political and environmental leaders give their take on President Obama’s new Secretary of the Interior appointment.<br><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F78267422&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:03:46 +0000 Brian Grimmett 24695 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday February 7, 2013 Legal Question Could Affect Scouts' Decision http://kuer.org/post/legal-question-could-affect-scouts-decision <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The national leadership of the Boy Scouts of America has put off a decision on allowing gays as Scout members or leaders, and a legal question could be part of what's holding that up.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:00:51 +0000 Dan Bammes 24654 at http://kuer.org Legal Question Could Affect Scouts' Decision New Human Rights Campaign President Makes First Stop in Salt Lake City http://kuer.org/post/new-human-rights-campaign-president-makes-first-stop-salt-lake-city <p>The Human Rights Campaign has conducted the largest survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth ever conducted in the US. The new president of the LGBT civil rights organization plans to reveal these numbers Saturday at a Salt Lake City youth homeless shelter.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:42:28 +0000 Andrea Smardon 13158 at http://kuer.org New Human Rights Campaign President Makes First Stop in Salt Lake City