Utah Lawmakers To Vote On Religious Rights, Discrimination BillsUtah lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects gay and transgender residents and religious rights.
Arizona Governor Returns Home Amid Furor Over BillGov. Jan Brewer facing massive political pressure over whether to sign bill that allows businesses that cite religious beliefs to deny service to gays.
Feds Side With Same-Sex Couples In UtahAttorney General Holder says the government will honor gay marriage licenses issued in Utah.
Utah To Clerks: Finish Gay Marriage PaperworkMore than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples took home marriage licenses from local clerks after a federal judge overturned Utah's same-sex marriage ban.
Gay In Utah: Hostility, Acceptance Part Of LifeUtah has long been known as a bastion of red-state conservatism with deep roots in the Mormon faith. It's the kind of place that has historically been unwelcoming to gay marriage.
Heller Supports Gay Rights BillHeller's vote helped break a filibuster threat by opponents
Mormon Church Pleased With Boy Scouts Proposal The Mormon church has given its blessing to the Boy Scouts of America on its latest proposal to lift the gay ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.
Scouts Reject Troop Sponsored By Gay Rights GroupA proposed Boy Scouts troop sponsored by a Utah gay rights organization has been rejected by Boy Scouts of America.
Nevada Court Hears Lesbian Parental Rights CaseThe Nevada Supreme Court is set to consider whether a woman who bore a child implanted with the fertilized egg of her former lesbian partner has full parental rights.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court NomineesWith four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and GoreIn an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.
Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex MarriageRev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.