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LGBT rights advocates  block the doors to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's main office on Monday.

Protesters block Utah governor’s office in call for statewide LGBT protections

Monday, February 10, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- About 15 protesters are blocking the doors to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's main office on Monday to call for a statewide anti-discrimination law that protect sexual or gender orientation. [ Read more → ]
Rick Bowmer, APGov.  Gary Herbert (R-Utah)

Utah governor says he’s committed to gay marriage ban, urges respect

Thursday, January 30, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert says he's committed to defending Utah's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage but says the issue should be handled with civility and respect. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)

Utah governor says he’s open to law allowing civil unions

Thursday, January 23, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday indicated he'd be open to a law allowing civil unions if Utah citizens pushed for such an option for gay couples in the future. [ Read more → ]
Steve C. Wilson, APMarriage equality supporters of gay marriage fill the rotunda as they gather to rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City to deliver over 58,000 petition signatures in support of same-sex marriage to Utah Governor Gary Herbert Jan. 10, 2014.

Utah governor flooded with calls, letters for and against same-sex marriage

Thursday, January 16, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 2,700 calls, emails and letters flooded the Utah governor's office in the days and weeks after a surprise ruling legalized gay marriage in the state. [ Read more → ]
Hundreds of same-sex couples wrapped around two floors at the Salt Lake County Complex on Dec.   23 waiting to obtain marriage licenses.

Advocacy groups mobilize to support married, same-sex couples in Utah

Thursday, January 9, 2014
LGBT advocacy groups on Thursday began mobilizing efforts in response to Utah governor Gary Herbert's announcement Wednesday that the state was putting "on hold" the recognition of same-sex unions performed after a federal judge ruled against Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Kim Raff, APJ. Seth Anderson, left, and Michael Ferguson were one of the first couples married after a Utah judge declared the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Dec. 20.

Supreme Court stay complicates marriages of same-sex couples in Utah

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY -- Michael Mathie proposed to his partner Tyler McCraley on Christmas. The next day, they joined the historic rush of same-sex couples getting marriage licenses in Utah. [ Read more → ]
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Abstinence-only education marginalizes LGBT students

Monday, March 19, 2012
Proponents claim that abstinence before marriage is the best and only way to ensure that one does not get pregnant or contract STD’s. This poses a problem for LGBT youth in states – such as Utah – which have marriage amendments, because the reality of their sexual experience is left unaddressed. [ Read more → ]
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Utah Governor vetoes abstinence-only sex education law

Saturday, March 17, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Republican Governor Gary Herbert on Friday vetoed a controversial measure which would have banned the state's public schools from teaching contraception as a way of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. [ Read more → ]
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