ACLU sues to overturn reality

By William C. Duncan Last week, local news reported a lawsuit filed in federal court by Utah’s ACLU affiliate to force the state to recognize the same-sex spouse of a mother who conceived using “donor” sperm (these kinds of “donations” are typically paid for) from an anonymous man. The lawsuit points to a state law that allows the husband of a woman to be treated as a child’s father if that husband consents to his wife’s use of sperm from another man. (It’s hard to imagine who thought this was a good…

BUZZ: LDS Family Services Getting Out of the Adoption Business

In a barely-concluded press conference, the LDS church announced today that they are transitioning (quickly) out of adoption services. Beginning August 1, LDS Family Services will become a counseling service for single expectant parents but will no longer be involved in placing children. Birth families and pre-adoptive families currently in the system will have until Dec 31 to complete their adoptions, according to a letter issued  today. The official reason given is a drop-off in adoptions occurring in recent years. However, the current political climate makes this move unsurprising. Letter…

Salt City Throwdown: An Interview with Holly Richardson

Holly Richardson – GOP Candidate for Utah House 57. ©2014 | Courtesy Photo     In the interest of full disclosure, the Salt City Throwdown and Holly Richardson both contribute to the Utah Politico Hub website. Where we give opinions and content regarding Utah Politics. Although we contribute to this website, and work closely with Holly, this is not a fluff piece, and is meant for our listeners to learn more about the Candidates running for the Utah State House of Representatives. –Smitty Everyone knows Holly. It sounds like it should be a T.V. Series.…