RIGHTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RIGHTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) UN backs inquiry of IS group’s alleged crimes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361183-68/iraq-group-human-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361183-68/iraq-group-human-rights.html.csp">UN backs inquiry of IS group’s alleged crimes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:30:02.681-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • The U.N.’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq. Diplomats agreed by unanimous consent to approve a nearly $1.2 million U.N. fact-finding mission at a daylong special session of the 47-nation Human Rights Council about Iraq and the extremist group. Iraq’s request for the U.N. to invest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361183@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:30:02 MDT Will: Paul Ryan’s way forward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355954-82/ryan-government-obama-fair.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58355954-82/ryan-government-obama-fair.html.csp">Will: Paul Ryan’s way forward</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T01:01:04.98-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him. Paul Ryan has at least 67 cousins in his Wisconsin hometown of Janesville, where there are six Ryan households within eight blocks of his home. And in his new book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” he says something few politicians say, which is why so many are neither trusted nor respected. Ryan says he was wrong. At a Wisconsin 4-H fair in 2012, Ryan encountere...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355954@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:01:04 MDT Obama on Labor Day: Don’t take rights for granted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355048-68/says-obama-address-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58355048-68/says-obama-address-http.html.csp">Obama on Labor Day: Don’t take rights for granted</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T11:30:02.84-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he’s optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine whether the recovery will pick up speed. Obama says workers and unions fought for things like Social Security, Medicare, workplace safety laws and the right to organize. He says those fights built a stronger middle c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355048@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:30:02 MDT Pitts: Michael Brown no angel? Why should it matter? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343062-82/brown-colvin-parks-angel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343062-82/brown-colvin-parks-angel.html.csp">Pitts: Michael Brown no angel? Why should it matter?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T10:18:19.039-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You’ve probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in a slightly different direction, she might loom as large in American memory as Rosa Parks does now while Parks herself would be a little-remembered seamstress. Colvin, you see, did what Parks did, nine months before Parks did it. In March of 1955, the African-American high school girl refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. Local civil rights leaders had been seeking a test case around which to b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343062@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:18:19 MDT Trib Talk: Gun rights and city hall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58318121-231/tribtalk-gun-rights-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58318121-231/tribtalk-gun-rights-com.html.csp">Trib Talk: Gun rights and city hall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:51:18.266-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cities and towns across Utah are considering loosening their local gun laws, a move prompted by a national gun-rights group. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Second Amendment Foundation attorney Miko Tempski, Steve Gunn of the Gun Violence Prevention Center and Tribune government editor Dan Harrie join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the gun rights battle at the local level. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com. You can also join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashta...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318121@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:51:18 MDT Utah cities pushed to purge gun rules by national group http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58309720-90/gun-state-utah-ordinances.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58309720-90/gun-state-utah-ordinances.html.csp">Utah cities pushed to purge gun rules by national group</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dan Harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T16:31:57.003-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 04:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The small Davis County community of West Point was poised Tuesday night to drop a law banning guns in the city cemetery and replace it with one outlawing brandishing or firing a gun in the graveyard, described in code as a sacred place. Two weeks earlier, Draper repealed a ban on firearms in its city amphitheater, in parks and on trails, amending its ordinance to say no one may fire a gun in those locales. Sandy, meantime, is preparing to throw out a law barring guns in or around city-owned day-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309720@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:31:57 MDT Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321900-79/domestic-workers-brazil-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58321900-79/domestic-workers-brazil-law.html.csp">Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNY BARCHFIELD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T11:11:01.672-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rio De Janeiro • Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she’d fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, Brazil has passed legislation aimed at preventing such abuses. The landmark domestic workers law, passed as a constitutional amendment last year and strengthened this month, aims to extend some of Brazil’s generous labor protections to the more than 6 m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583219002014-08-21T11:11:01.672-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-21T11:11:01.672-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321900@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:11:01 MDT A Castro breaks tradition with ‘no’ vote in Cuba http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58313006-68/castro-cuba-rights-assembly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58313006-68/castro-cuba-rights-assembly.html.csp">A Castro breaks tradition with ‘no’ vote in Cuba</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T10:34:02.817-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Havana • Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted “no” in parliament. And it wasn’t just any lawmaker. Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro, gave the thumbs-down to a workers’ rights bill that she felt didn’t go far enough to prevent discrimination against people with HIV or with unconventional gender identities. None of the experts contacted by The Associated Press could recall another “no” vote in the 612-seat Nati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313006@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:34:02 MDT Op-ed: Ratify disabilities treaty to do right by disabled veterans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293709-82/treaty-disabilities-veterans-support.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58293709-82/treaty-disabilities-veterans-support.html.csp">Op-ed: Ratify disabilities treaty to do right by disabled veterans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Stuart</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T17:57:02.313-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recently, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch has been very outspoken about one particular issue: NCAA sports. He expresses serious concern about the importance of maintaining an “even playing field” for student athletes. Unfortunately, by failing to support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, or Disabilities Treaty, he has failed to support an even playing field for disabled American Veterans and others with disabilities worldwide. In my job as a VFW post commander, I see firsthand on...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293709@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:57:02 MDT Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296791-79/gas-shell-shale-billion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296791-79/gas-shell-shale-billion.html.csp">Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T10:27:05.07-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions. In one of the deals, announced Thursday, Shell will also receive drilling rights to land in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Shell is working to focus its onshore U.S. drilling program on a few of the more prolific formations in an effort to boost profitability. The company wrote down the value of its shale acreage in the U.S. by $2.1 billion last year amid lower natural ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967912014-08-14T10:27:05.07-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T10:27:05.07-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296791@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:27:05 MDT Jewish groups accuse U.N. chief of taking sides http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294292-68/israel-hamas-ban-gaza.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58294292-68/israel-hamas-ban-gaza.html.csp">Jewish groups accuse U.N. chief of taking sides</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 06:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">United Nations • Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with the U.N. chief to express their concerns, presenting a letter that listed what they said were 19 violations of international law by Hamas that have gone ignored, said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights group with an office in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582942922014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T18:37:35.642-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294292@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:37:35 MDT Nepal gay community parades for same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58284142-68/nepal-gay-marriage-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58284142-68/nepal-gay-marriage-political.html.csp">Nepal gay community parades for same-sex marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T08:47:01.568-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Katmandu, Nepal • Tooting horns and ringing chimes, hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal’s capital Monday for a colorful celebration of Gaijatra, a Hindu festival to remember the dead that is gleefully overtaken each year by the country’s gay community. In this socially conservative Hindu-majority nation, the festival was traditionally the only day people felt free to cross-dress. But social norms are changing fast as this fledgling Himalayan democracy em...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582841422014-08-11T08:47:01.568-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T08:47:01.568-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284142@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:47:01 MDT 90 years on, push for Equal Rights Admendment ratification continues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281315-68/era-illinois-amendment-ratification.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281315-68/era-illinois-amendment-ratification.html.csp">90 years on, push for Equal Rights Admendment ratification continues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T11:08:32.549-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since. Many opponents considered it dead when a 10-year ratification push failed in 1982, yet its backers on Capitol Hill, in the Illinois statehouse and elsewhere are making clear this summer that the fight is far from over. In Washington, congresswomen Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., are prime sponsors of two pieces of legislation aimed at getting the amendment ratified. The...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582813152014-08-10T11:08:32.549-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T11:08:32.549-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58281315@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:08:32 MDT Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279389-68/stoning-islamic-group-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279389-68/stoning-islamic-group-state.html.csp">Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T19:08:54.465-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 07:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress. None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582793892014-08-09T19:08:54.465-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T19:08:54.465-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279389@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:08:54 MDT From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp">From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL ZOLL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Religion Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals. The contested issues were narrow: a demand that plain, black Amish buggies carry bright safety triangles, for instance, or bans on hallucinogenic tea in a Native American ritual. The resolutions of these cases were as narrowly drawn as the complaints themselves. A judge might carve out an exemption for the practice in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790122014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279012@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:29:18 MDT Gay marriage arguments ring a bell in Cincinnati http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258817-68/cincinnati-gay-marriage-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58258817-68/cincinnati-gay-marriage-rights.html.csp">Gay marriage arguments ring a bell in Cincinnati</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN SEWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T10:02:16.195-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • For Chris Seelbach, the legal challenges to state bans on gay marriage being argued this week in Cincinnati mark another milestone — not just for gay rights, but for the city he calls home. He campaigned a decade ago to repeal a 1990s charter amendment that banned the city from protecting people from discrimination in housing, employment and other matters based on sexual orientation, a measure that was widely viewed as making gays and lesbians feel unwelcome. Three years ago, he was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582588172014-08-04T10:02:16.195-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T10:02:16.195-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258817@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:02:16 MDT Rampell: Corporations aren’t people, they’re better http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224212-82/tax-companies-corporations-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224212-82/tax-companies-corporations-rights.html.csp">Rampell: Corporations aren’t people, they’re better</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:08:48.671-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • “Checked the tax code,” wrote a friend who’s engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. “Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big US companies are getting. Thanks for nothing IRS.” This got me thinking. Maybe we’ve been looking at this whole corporations-are-people-too foofaraw the wrong way. Critics complained when the Supreme Court granted companies rights to freedom of speech and religion under the legal fiction that corporatio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224212@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:08:48 MDT Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp">Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist.</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.494-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Good people the world over, throughout history, have found strength and solace in various religious faiths. That’s why a freedom to follow one’s chosen religion is prominent in both the founders’ Bill of Rights and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. But no religion returns the loyalty of its devoted followers if, instead of helping them negotiate the challenges of a changing world, it makes them the false promise that change will not occur. Not only will large numbers of the faithful be in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211345@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT UN warns all sides that Gaza civilian attacks could be war crimes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215028-68/gaza-crimes-pillay-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58215028-68/gaza-crimes-pillay-war.html.csp">UN warns all sides that Gaza civilian attacks could be war crimes</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T08:55:01.983-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 08:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • The U.N.’s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday around three-quarters of those killed in the Gaza Strip were civilians and thousands more have been injured. At least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis have been killed during the conflict. Among the Palestinian dead, Pillay said there were ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582150282014-07-23T08:55:01.983-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T08:55:01.983-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215028@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:55:01 MDT Exxon Mobil says it will follow new anti-bias rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212446-79/exxon-company-discrimination-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212446-79/exxon-company-discrimination-gay.html.csp">Exxon Mobil says it will follow new anti-bias rules</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T20:12:01.976-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Irving, Texas • Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy. Following President Barack Obama’s signing of an executive order Monday expanding protections for federal workers and contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Labor Department has 90 da...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582124462014-07-22T20:12:01.976-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T20:12:01.976-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212446@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:12:01 MDT