RIGHTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RIGHTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Gay rights group sends petition to IOC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826635-77/ioc-group-gay-olympic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57826635-77/ioc-group-gay-olympic.html.csp">Gay rights group sends petition to IOC</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T16:25:31.896-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lausanne, Switzerland • More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books. The group All Out reiterated its call on the International Olympic Committee to overhaul its selection process, citing the controversy that surrounded the Winter Games in Sochi over Russia’s law prohibiting so-called gay “propaganda.” All Out says it delivered its message be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578266352014-04-17T16:25:31.896-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-17T16:25:31.896-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826635@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:25:31 MDT Capehart: LBJ’s legacy for gay rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811291-82/rights-lgbt-americans-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57811291-82/rights-lgbt-americans-civil.html.csp">Capehart: LBJ’s legacy for gay rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jonathan Capehart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T01:01:02.97-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his speech Thursday commemorating the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, President Barack Obama talked about the enduring power of one of President Lyndon Johnson’s signature accomplishments. “Because of the civil rights movement, because of the laws President Johnson signed, new doors of opportunity and education swung open for everybody, not all at once, but they swung open. Not just blacks and whites, but also women and Latinos and Asians and Native Americans and gay Americans and Ameri...</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> 57811291@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:01:02 MDT Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57803972-68/obama-president-rights-johnson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57803972-68/obama-president-rights-johnson.html.csp">Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T19:45:37.537-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 07:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which Johnson signed into law, Obama lauded his Democratic predecessor’s ability to grasp like few others the power of government to bring about change and swing open the doors of opportunit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578039722014-04-10T19:45:37.537-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T19:45:37.537-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803972@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:45:37 MDT Dionne: Doing things the LBJ way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801990-82/lbj-rights-civil-act.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57801990-82/lbj-rights-civil-act.html.csp">Dionne: Doing things the LBJ way</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T10:18:01.765-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">History offers a rough kind of justice. As the nation’s current president and three of his predecessors gathered this week at the University of Texas for an LBJ Library conference celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, they confirmed what has been building for many years now: a thoroughly justified revival of Lyndon B. Johnson’s standing. If historians still don’t quite go “All the Way with LBJ,” as his 1964 campaign slogan would have it, they have moved a good part of th...</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> 57801990@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:18:01 MDT Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801844-68/obama-johnson-rights-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801844-68/obama-johnson-rights-civil.html.csp">Reflecting on progress, Obama honors civil rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH LEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T17:23:47.476-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race. Half a century later, the first black man to become president is commemorating what’s been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting deep inequalities that remain. Obama takes the podium on Thursday afternoon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578018442014-04-10T17:23:47.476-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T17:23:47.476-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801844@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:23:47 MDT Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801454-68/parks-king-american-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57801454-68/parks-king-american-court.html.csp">Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSE J. HOLLAND</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 08:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime’s worth of Rosa Parks’ belongings — among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom — sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold. Parks’ archives could be worth millions, especially now that 50th anniversaries of the civil rights era are being celebrated and the hunt is on for artifacts to fill a new Smithsonian museum of African-American history. But a years-long legal fight between Parks’ heirs and her fr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578014542014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-10T08:07:02.083-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57801454@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:07:02 MDT Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779458-68/gun-kansas-local-officials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779458-68/gun-kansas-local-officials.html.csp">Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HANNA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Political Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 03:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • Kansas legislators gave final approval Saturday to a bill that would nullify city and county gun restrictions and ensure that it’s legal across the state to openly carry firearms, a measure the National Rifle Association sees as a model for stripping local officials of their gun-regulating power. The House approved the legislation, 102-19, a day after the Senate passed it, 37-2. The measure goes next to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. He hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it, but he’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577794582014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T15:57:01.507-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779458@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 15:57:01 MDT Herbert vetoes Swallow-spawned subpoena bill, two others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764556-90/allow-bill-bills-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764556-90/allow-bill-bills-civil.html.csp">Herbert vetoes Swallow-spawned subpoena bill, two others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T11:27:47.932-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At the deadline to veto bills Wednesday, Gov. Gary Herbert rejected three — including a reform arising from investigations into former Attorney General John Swallow that would have given the Legislature stronger power to enforce its subpoenas. Herbert said that HB414 would “violate civil rights and is an overreach” by preventing people from fighting such subpoenas in court. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, says the governor is incorrect, and courts would still have oversig...</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> 57764556@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:27:47 MDT Free speech advocate calls on young people to exercise rights http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57747124-78/amendment-care-church-civil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57747124-78/amendment-care-church-civil.html.csp">Free speech advocate calls on young people to exercise rights</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T22:10:55.128-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mary Beth Tinker remembers being barely older than a toddler attending church, singing “Jesus loves the little children, all the little children of the world,” when she first learned about hypocrisy in the world. As it turned out, some people in the church where her father was a pastor didn’t really love “all the little children.” His advocacy for civil rights for African-Americans cost him his job. It was the first of many times Tinker witnessed brave acts by her parents as they fought for jus...</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> 57747124@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:10:55 MDT Letter: Women don’t get their authority from men http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730362-82/amendment-authority-brethren-equal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730362-82/amendment-authority-brethren-equal.html.csp">Letter: Women don’t get their authority from men</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:04.201-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I see the good ladies of the LDS Church are once more wanting the “priesthood.” Women already have the authority they need to do whatever they want to do. They don’t need some man to bequeath it to them. In the early ‘80s, the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment was in full swing. As I went out to get my paper one morning, I noticed about 20 ladies on my neighbor’s front lawn. They were on their way to Temple Square to protest the Equal Rights Amendment because the brethren had told them to. ...</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> 57730362@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Feldman: Hobby Lobby verdict may be a surprise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57738599-82/religious-hobby-lobby-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57738599-82/religious-hobby-lobby-court.html.csp">Feldman: Hobby Lobby verdict may be a surprise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Noah Feldman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T09:56:01.682-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The prognosticators have already declared that, during the Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius oral argument, the Supreme Court justices looked poised to extend religious liberty protections to for-profit corporations. Believe them if you want. But two important wrinkles in the oral argument that haven’t excited comment might tell us a lot about both the court’s potential holding and the tenor of the possible dissent. The first and most interesting twist came in an aside by Chief Justice John Roberts. Solic...</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> 57738599@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:56:01 MDT Puerto Rico lesbian sues to have same-sex marriages recognized http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733818-68/puerto-rico-law-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733818-68/puerto-rico-law-gay.html.csp">Puerto Rico lesbian sues to have same-sex marriages recognized</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T11:57:07.605-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 11:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico • A Puerto Rico attorney who married her longtime partner on the U.S. mainland has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have their marriage recognized in her home territory. The lawsuit comes as the debate on gay rights intensifies in Puerto Rico, where legislators and religious groups have recently clashed on several issues. The suit filed Tuesday by attorney Ada Conde challenges the constitutionality of Puerto Rican laws that define marriage as between a man and a woman, as...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577338182014-03-26T11:57:07.605-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T11:57:07.605-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733818@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:57:07 MDT Analysis: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy may be the opposite of all he intended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709196-80/phelps-church-westboro-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57709196-80/phelps-church-westboro-gay.html.csp">Analysis: Fred Phelps’ hateful legacy may be the opposite of all he intended</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T19:50:52.059-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Fred Phelps, the 84-year-old founder of Westboro Baptist Church and media master of hate-speech campaigns, died late Wednesday after devoting decades to damning Americans for tolerating homosexuality. “God Hates Fags” was the Westboro philosophy, detailed in vile slogans on signs that a tiny band of relatives toted to 40 sites a week around the country. All told, the church in Topeka, Kan., claims to have staged some 53,000 protests. Whenever there was a newsworthy death — be it Mat...</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> 57709196@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:50:52 MDT Some believe Phelps’ hate crusade helped gay rights movement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57712248-68/phelps-gay-baptist-church.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57712248-68/phelps-gay-baptist-church.html.csp">Some believe Phelps’ hate crusade helped gay rights movement</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HANNA and DAVID CRARY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T08:29:02.306-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 08:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Topeka, Kan. • Fred Phelps Sr. led his small Topeka church for more than two decades in a bellicose crusade against gays and lesbians, saying they were worthy of death and openly declaring — often at military funerals — that the U.S. was doomed because of its tolerance of homosexuality. But in targeting grieving families of troops killed overseas, taunting people entering other churches and carrying signs with anti-gay slurs and vulgar language or symbols, Phelps and his Westboro Baptist congreg...</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> 57712248@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:29:02 MDT Lithwick: Justice Ginsburg is already irreplaceable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57707695-82/ginsburg-court-justice-political.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57707695-82/ginsburg-court-justice-political.html.csp">Lithwick: Justice Ginsburg is already irreplaceable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dahlia Lithwick</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T11:05:02.005-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — This week brought yet another tussle in the altogether imaginary public battle over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s future at the Supreme Court, this time in the form of a column in the Los Angeles Times by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC-Irvine law school, and someone whose opinions I always take extremely seriously. Chemerinsky argues, as many have argued before him, that Ginsburg — who turned 81 on Saturday, has survived one type of cancer and one cancer scare, and has broken her ribs tw...</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> 57707695@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:05:02 MDT First Amendment tour stops in Utah for regional journalists’ meet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57701919-225/tinker-amendment-speech-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogseditor/57701919-225/tinker-amendment-speech-students.html.csp">First Amendment tour stops in Utah for regional journalists’ meet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Carricaburu</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T09:35:34.92-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 09:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mary Beth Tinker never thought a teenage act of defiance would make history and set U.S. legal precedent. But 45 years later, she’s still known as the 13-year-old Iowa eighth-grader who fought for public school students’ First Amendment rights and won. She and fellow students prevented from wearing black armbands to school to mourn soldiers killed on both sides of the Vietnam War took their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The landmark 1969 Tinker vs. Independent County School Distric...</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> 57701919@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:35:34 MDT Letter: Hobby Lobby employees have rights, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693342-82/lobby-hobby-religious-beliefs.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693342-82/lobby-hobby-religious-beliefs.html.csp">Letter: Hobby Lobby employees have rights, too</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T15:28:36.822-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I read with interest the article about the Supreme Court case brought by Hobby Lobby Inc. to exempt them from providing contraceptive coverage to employees because of the owners’ religious beliefs (“Hobby Lobby owners deserve their religious beliefs,” Opinion, March 15). The argument is wholly framed as a case of religious freedom vs. that of the government, which asserts that corporations are not people and thereby not entitled to Constitutional protection of freedom of religion. It is howeve...</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> 57693342@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:28:36 MDT SLC mayor addresses U.N. council, talks marriage, homelessness http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57693839-90/according-becker-council-delegation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57693839-90/according-becker-council-delegation.html.csp">SLC mayor addresses U.N. council, talks marriage, homelessness</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T21:13:59.385-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 09:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mayor Ralph Becker joined a U.S. State Department delegation in Geneva last week to address the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on human rights, marriage equality and homelessness. Among other things, the council is reviewing the practice of criminalizing homelessness in the United States. Becker told the UNHRC that Salt Lake City is among U.S. cities that take a humanitarian approach to the treatment of the homeless. The council’s review, which takes place periodically under the 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> 57693839@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:13:59 MDT Utah lawmakers make move to stop adoption ‘forum shopping’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682530-78/utah-adoption-birth-child.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57682530-78/utah-adoption-birth-child.html.csp">Utah lawmakers make move to stop adoption ‘forum shopping’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T21:28:54.913-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 09:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An unwed mother who is in Utah for less than 90 days before proceeding with an adoption would now have to provide more information about the child’s potential biological father, a requirement aimed at ending “forum shopping” and end-runs around unmarried fathers who live in other states, under a bill passed by the Utah Legislature. Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, told his colleagues Utah has become a haven for “quick adoptions” involving out-of-state birth mothers and cited two recent cases invol...</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> 57682530@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:28:54 MDT Letter: GOP lies should prompt people to vote with their heads http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57682429-82/republicans-gop-lies-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57682429-82/republicans-gop-lies-rights.html.csp">Letter: GOP lies should prompt people to vote with their heads</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T16:21:02.698-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The relentless attacks by the Republicans on President Obama, women’s rights, the poor and the middle class, minorities, voting rights, the ACA, and especially the truth, make me damn angry. Unable to win an election with a straightforward platform of helping our country, the Republicans, hand in hand with the religious right and the far radical right, have built a web of lies and deceit that blames everyone but themselves. It is time for American voters to think for themselves and stop votin...</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> 57682429@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:21:02 MDT