A dozen LGBT advocates were arrested in Salt Lake City after they blocked entryways to Utah governor George Herbert's office, and legislative committee rooms, demanding action on a pending nondiscrimination bill.
Freshman legislator Michael Kennedy introduced new legislation in the Utah House that would require transgender people to undergo a genital examination before they could use the restroom corresponding with their identity.
Hundreds of demonstrators, both supporters and opponents of marriage equality, gathered inside and outside Utah's state capitol Tuesday.
The new case, filed in Utah state court, aims to provide clarity and security for more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that were performed legally during Utah's 17-day equality window.
'I'm stunned by his stupidity,' Takei said of Gov. Gary Herbert's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages that took place in Utah.
Same-sex couples legally married in Utah or any other state can file state tax returns as spouses, even though Utah's governor is still refusing to legally recognize the marriages that took place.
Riley Hackford-Peer has a loving family comprised of two moms, himself, and his little brother, and he wants Utah's governor to know that his family deserves equal protection.
The office of Utah's governor announced today the state will not recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that took place before a federal injunction brought such marriages to a halt Monday.