Gay couples file suit in Utah. Legislature passes record number of bills. 70 percent in survey say they'd leave Boy Scouts if gay ban lifted.
Happy Tuesday. Jim Carrey takes on Charlton Heston in a new video where he joins up with Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi and John Lennon to spoof a Hee-Haw episode and the idea of clinging to guns: "Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn't take him up to heaven like he planned, because they couldn't pry the gun from his cold dead hand," Carrey sings. [TodayShow]
-> Since the gavel fell on the last night of the Utah Legislature, Gov. Gary Herbert has signed some 50 bills into law - including a controversial provision that requires the state to collect data from women seeking abortions on why they chose the procedure. [Trib]
-> The Legislature, it appears, may have passed a record number of bills this session. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @daveweigel: "No Spring and no warm weather make Homer something something."
In other news: An overwhelming majority of families and kids involved with Boy Scouts in Utah say they're against allowing gay troop members into the fold - with 70 percent of those polled saying they'll quit if the ban is lifted. [Trib] [DNews] [Herald] [Fox13]
-> Immigrants are more likely now to have assimilated into American culture, a trend credited to the smaller stream of newcomers in recent years. The Provo-Orem area is above average for that move, while Salt Lake-Ogden is below. [Trib]
-> Sen. Orrin Hatch is joining fellow Republicans in asking the federal government to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list, arguing that the states can manage wolf populations. [DNews]
-> Hatch's former campaign manager, Dave Hansen, promises a new campaign for Mia Love, should she run for Congress again. First up, less TV and more voter contact. [UtahPolicy]
-> One Utah artist says he'll document the effects of sequester budget cuts on Utah's five national parks through photography - capturing things like downed trees and trashed trails in hopes of bringing attention to citizens and lawmakers. [ABC4]
-> Licensed contractors in Utah are seeing an increase in disciplinary fines and regulations from the state's licensing commission, with an emphasis being placed on how contractors manage their finances. [Trib]
-> The Tribune Christmas tree, planted in 1976 on Main Street, is to be moved somewhere away from its concrete and asphalt home. [Trib]
-> Peg McEntee writes about the measures she's taken to protect herself from a health data breach that she was a victim of last year. [Trib]
-> Pat Bagley offers his take on Sen. Mike Lee's attitude toward the underprivileged. [Trib]
Nationally: Need a primer on today's arguments in Perry vs. Hollingsworth? Here's some background on the much-talked about Prop 8 case that the Supreme Court will take up this morning. [NYTimes]
-> Attending the arguments today will be Chief Justice John Roberts' cousin Jean Podrasky, who is openly gay. She says that while she trusts her cousin, she isn't sure where he stands on gay marriage - but expects him to do the right thing. [Politico]
-> Meet Will Portman, a Yale junior and the gay son of Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman, whose coming out persuaded his father to support same-sex marriage.
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