The Affordable Care Act is in effect across the country, but some Utahns are finding that they still don’t have any options for health insurance. As part of an ongoing series, KUER looks at those in this coverage gap. In today’s installment, we meet a 32-year-old who is in the process of coming out as transgender.
Community groups around the state have been holding events to educate people about the Affordable Care Act, but Utah Pride is trying something different Wednesday to reach their target demographic - healthcare happy hour.
As the nation digests the US Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, Utahns are thinking about how the ruling will affect the lives of lesbian and gay people in this state.
Leaders of the Utah Pride Center started their press conference by passing around a box of tissues. Executive Director Valerie Larabee took to the podium with puffy red eyes, calling the Supreme Court decision a pivotal moment.
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.
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. The Court will hear arguments in two cases concerning the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. 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. 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.