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June 25, 2014
We hold that under the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the United States Constitution, those who wish to marry a person of the same sex are entitled to exercise the same fundamental right as is recognized for persons who wish to marry a person of the opposite sex.
A federal appeals court in Denver, in a 2-1 decision upholding a lower court ruling finding Utah’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional and setting up a likely Supreme Court battle. This is a really big day for court decisions.
12:42 // 1 month ago
January 5, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: January 5, 2014

In case you haven’t been keeping an eye on the news or have been stuck in your apartment all weekend, it’s really cold outside. So cold, in fact, that it might be a danger to go outdoors. Chicago Public Schools canceled classes Monday for this very reason. Consider staying inside.

A Greece, NY family whose son went missing last week found him—in a photo that ran in a USA Today spread over the weekend. He was lying next to a steam gate in DC with three other homeless men. He’s been reunited with his family.

"The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats,” says a member of a group that wants to bar same-sex marriage in Utah. Ugh.

Jahi McMath’s family has until Tuesday to move the brain-dead teen to a new facility or pull the plug for good. They say they have a plan.

Yahoo has unwittingly been exposing its users to malware over the past few days. Awesome.

20:37 // 7 months ago
December 23, 2013
13:55 // 8 months ago
December 21, 2013
For something like this to happen in Utah is mind-boggling. I’m sure they’re going to fight it tooth-and-nail.
Utah resident Nathan London • Discussing the federal court decision on Friday which legalized same-sex marriage in the state. London, who was planning his wedding with his boyfriend on Saturday, is one of many people hoping to take advantage of the law change, but the legal status could prove short-lived—the conservative state, which is home to the Mormon church, is expected to appeal the ruling.
18:20 // 8 months ago
June 17, 2013
I am a straight scoutmaster with a wife, two children and a golden retriever so it does not impact me other than the loss to our troop of some great volunteers to the program. What we did was carry the American flag proudly at the front of the parade; and having scouts in color guards in parades is as American as apple pie.
Peter Brownstein, Salt Lake City BSA volunteer • Commenting on a reprimand that he and fellow Salt Lake City resident Neil Whitaker received from the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America after participating in the Utah Pride Parade on June 2. The two men have apparently been told they could be kicked out of the BSA, for violating rules which bar leaders from using the BSA to advance political positions, if they don’t apologize to local organization officials for participating in the parade. Both men have indicated they have no plans to apologize. source
20:34 // 1 year ago
July 25, 2012
guardian:

Photograph: Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press/Corbis
From our picture desk’s selection of the best news images on Wednesday 25 July:

Has he got a licence for that moustache? Participants take part in the annual Days of ‘47 Pioneer Day Parade, which honours the settling of Utah by the Mormon pioneers who arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on 24 July 1847


Our mascot needs to work on his ‘stache.

guardian:

Photograph: Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press/Corbis

From our picture desk’s selection of the best news images on Wednesday 25 July:

Has he got a licence for that moustache? Participants take part in the annual Days of ‘47 Pioneer Day Parade, which honours the settling of Utah by the Mormon pioneers who arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on 24 July 1847

Our mascot needs to work on his ‘stache.

10:14 // 2 years ago
July 17, 2012
When SkyWest Airlines employees got to their St. George, Utah home base this morning, they found a strange sight — one of their planes, a Delta Airlines Bombardier CRJ-200, was sitting in a ditch for some reason. It appeared someone broke into the plane and tried to drive away with it. (See photo, above.) Now, the mystery has taken a dark turn, as Brian Joseph Hedglin, a 40-year-old former SkyWest pilot, was found dead inside the plane of an apparent suicide. Hedglin was wanted for questioning in the death of his girlfriend, Christina Cornejo, who was found dead in Colorado Springs on Friday. Very strange. (photo via KSL)

When SkyWest Airlines employees got to their St. George, Utah home base this morning, they found a strange sight — one of their planes, a Delta Airlines Bombardier CRJ-200, was sitting in a ditch for some reason. It appeared someone broke into the plane and tried to drive away with it. (See photo, above.) Now, the mystery has taken a dark turn, as Brian Joseph Hedglin, a 40-year-old former SkyWest pilot, was found dead inside the plane of an apparent suicide. Hedglin was wanted for questioning in the death of his girlfriend, Christina Cornejo, who was found dead in Colorado Springs on Friday. Very strange. (photo via KSL)

14:44 // 2 years ago
July 15, 2012

Autistic hiker found emaciated in Utah desert after month-long search

  • what After a monthlong ordeal, 28-year-old William M. LaFever was found alive in the Utah desert on Friday, 50 pounds lighter and emaciated. LaFever’s family told authorities he suffers from autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • how? “We came around the corner and we were pretty amazed to see him alive and sitting up,” said Utah Highway Patrolman Shane Oldfield, who spotted LaFever walking to an Arizona town. The hiker survived by eating frogs and roots. source
9:40 // 2 years ago
July 12, 2012
He was working more than full time on the Olympics. I worked with him on a regular basis and it seemed to me he was giving everything he had time-wise, energy-wise to the Olympics. Regardless of whatever political differences Mitt and I have, having worked with him as closely as I did, I was extremely impressed with the diligence and competence he brought to that drive. He really rolled up his sleeves and seemed personally engaged in many of the details that others might have pushed off onto underlings.
Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson • Discussing Mitt Romney’s time organizing the 2002 Winter Olympics in the city. Anderson’s statements refute reports that Romney remained as CEO of Bain Capital for years longer than he originally claimed, reports which the Obama campaign latched onto earlier today. Anderson is otherwise ideologically opposed to Romney, as a former Democrat now running against Romney for president under the Justice Party banner.
21:52 // 2 years ago
July 1, 2012

"Finally ExMormon": Latter-Day-Saints members quit church en masse

  • 100+ Mormons resigned from church Saturday source

» Goal was to “transcend,” not “conquer” church: Former members of the LDS Church, after an increasing disagreement with church policies/opinions/explanation of its own history, signed the necessary letters of resignation over the weekend. While some people struggled with the decision to leave the church, others felt secure with their choice.

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15:08 // 2 years ago