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Utah man who claimed ‘Die fag’ was carved into his arm during hate crime, staged attacks

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Rick Jones
Authorities in rural Utah say a man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks. ...

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Utah man says he was robbed, had ‘Die Fag’ carved into his arm, forced to drink bleach

Friday, June 12, 2015
Rick Jones
A young man in Delta, Utah was robbed, had “Die Fag” carved into his arm with a knife, and was forced to drink bleach on a Saturday night in late April, but the story doesn't end there. ...

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For 2nd year, Mormon LGBT group’s bid to join parades is denied

Monday, May 25, 2015
The group Mormons Building Bridges,  participating in Utah Pride in 2012.
Organizers of the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City and the Freedom Festival Grand Parade in Provo have again denied the bid by Mormons Building Bridges to take part. ...

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Some LGBT residents critical of Utah’s new anti-discrimination law

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
After signing it, Gov. Gary Herbert holds up a copy of a bill at the Capitol, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The bill that protects Utah's LGBT residents while also ensuring religious rights became law amid a cheering crowd that contained both clergy and gay rights activists.
A Mormon church-backed anti-discrimination law that protects LGBT people and religious rights took effect Tuesday amid skepticism from some LGBT residents over whether it lives up to its promises. ...

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New Girl Scout troop starts at Utah LGBT pride center

Thursday, April 16, 2015
girl-scouts
The Girl Scouts are opening a troop at an LGBT pride center in Salt Lake City that officials say will welcome transgender youth and children from LGBT families. ...

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Couple files lawsuit against state of Utah over same-sex parentage rights

Monday, April 13, 2015
Angie and Kami Roe
Angie and Kami Roe say in the lawsuit filed Monday that hospital staff refused to take their birth certificate paperwork in February, and Utah officials said one mother must adopt the baby as a step-parent. ...

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Utah’s lone openly gay lawmaker to run for mayor of Salt Lake City

Monday, April 6, 2015
Jim Dabakis
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's Democratic state Sen. Jim Dabakis, the state legislature's only openly gay lawmaker, announced Monday that he will run for mayor of Salt Lake City this year. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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Top Mormon leaders vow to be leading advocates for marriage exclusive to a man and a woman

Sunday, April 5, 2015
President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, center, is flanked by President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, left, and Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency during opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Salt Lake City.
Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman during the religion's biannual conference in Salt Lake City this weekend. ...

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Former-BYU student says he was evicted from apartment over same-sex attraction

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Village at South Campus in Provo, Utah.
A former Brigham Young University student has sued a university-contracted apartment complex that he says evicted him after he told his roommates he was attracted to men. ...

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