After 5 years of trying, Utah made some progress last night. I received this email from Equality Utah:
Seth, this is what progess looks like!
Thanks to your efforts in the past couple of days reaching out to legislators on the Senate Economic Development and Workforce Services committee…
they just voted YES to move our workplace and housing nondiscrimination bill to the senate floor! Continue reading →
Cover this in whipped cream and chocolate syrup because this story is delicious!
First, some context is necessary to fully appreciate the deliciousness of the story.
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I learned a new word when I moved to Salt Lake- Inversion.
I scoffed and said, “It can’t be THAT bad!” After all, I grew up in Southern California and Phoenix; I know what dirty air is like. Then it got cold up here in Salt Lake, and the mountains began to disappear behind a thick toxic cloud, and the skyscrapers that I could see in the summer from my downtown apartment (skyscrapers across the street!) also vanished behind air so think I can chew it. Continue reading →
I recieved this email from Equality Arizona. Some emails don’t need to be rewritten, they just need to be shared. Jan Brewer continues to be an embarrassment to Arizona and will be remembered in history books as a villan of liberty and justice for all.
Arizona politics are in the national spotlight once again following Governor Jan Brewer’s request that the Supreme Court overturn the U.S. Court of Appeals’ ruling that prevented Arizona from denying health benefits to same-sex partners of state employees.
In September, the Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously that while the state is not obligated to provide health care benefits for state employees, denying benefits to a specific group violates the Constitution’s equal-protection provision and adversely affects gay and lesbian employees.
Under the guise of “states’ rights” and “cost-savings” the governor continues her crusade to legalize discrimination against members of the LGBT community. Local progressive leaders, including Mayor Greg Stanton and State Representative Matt Heinz, have issued statements emphasizing the importance of offering domestic partner benefits. Continue reading →