Louisiana and Utah Trigger Laws Temporarily Blocked by Courts

Louisiana and Utah Trigger Laws Temporarily Blocked by Courts

In recent weeks, two states have enacted “trigger laws” that ban abortion in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned. These laws are a sign of things to come if the Supreme Court tips further toward a conservative majority. More and more states are also using legislative tricks to pass anti-abortion legislation without triggering legal […]

LGBT Rights in Utah

LGBT Rights in Utah

Wednesday Utah passed a law declaring there shall be no discrimination in housing or employment based on gender identity or sexual orientation, giving better civil rights to the LGBT community. The law is referred to as the “Utah Compromise.” It has taken seven years for LGBT groups, lawmakers, and the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

Firing Squad, Lethal Injection and Utah

Firing Squad, Lethal Injection and Utah

The Utah State Legislature approved a bill, called House Bill 11 (HB 11), Tuesday, allowing execution by firing squad. This is only an option if the drugs for lethal injection are not available. The reason Utah wanted to allow execution by firing squad is because the traditional drugs needed for lethal injection are running low […]

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