Is Celebrating Non-Victories the Utah Democrat Way?

When you’re part of a losing team, you start to grasp at straws for anything you might be able to sell as a victory. As a long-time Cubs fan, I’m pretty used to being in that position. (Yes, go ahead and crack your jokes. I can take it.) I completely understand the need to turn lemons into lemonade, but at some point you’re filling a pitcher with water and some yellow food dye and calling it the same thing. It very much appears that the Utah Democratic Party and many…

Same-Sex Marriage and the Attack on Religious Freedom [Hub Debate]

Could religious organizations be forced to perform same-sex weddings? The hysterical panic surrounding an Idaho wedding chapel certainly seems to suggest so. But as always, if you’ll forgive the pun, the devil is the details and the story is little more exaggerated hype. Conservatives have long used the fear of religious liberty being violated as a weapon against LGBTQ civil liberties. In Utah, that’s included claims that if same-sex couples were granted their constitutional right to civil weddings, the LDS church would be forced to perform same-sex weddings in temples…