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Forgetting the Meaning of Cruel and Unusual, Utah GOPer Calls for Return of Firing Squads

Forgetting the Meaning of Cruel and Unusual, Utah GOPer Calls for Return of Firing Squads
Republicans are coming up with all sorts of novel ideas now that lethal injection drugs are more and more scarce. Well, not novel so much as reaching back to the more vicious forms of execution from our past in this case. Utah GOPer Paul Ray wants firing squads to make a reappearance.
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Small Utah Town Sees Spike in Infant Mortality After Frackers Move In

Small Utah Town Sees Spike in Infant Mortality After Frackers Move In
A midwife in Vernal, Utah – a small town of just less than 10,000 – delivered her first ever stillborn baby, after 19 years at the job. Turns out she wasn't the only one. In just three years, the town went from being average to six times that in infant mortality compared to the rest of the nation. Is it coincidence that big oil's fracking boom follows the same trajectory?
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Law Strikes Down Utah Adoption Act, 'Responsible' Fathers Can Now Contest for Custody

Law Strikes Down Utah Adoption Act, 'Responsible' Fathers Can Now Contest for Custody
To combat a previous rule that allowed unwed mothers to place their children up for adoption in Utah without the father's consent – which critics say led to de facto kidnapping – state legislators have changed the law so that the fathers must now be notified. "Responsible" fathers may now challenge the adoptions.
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Child Caught Mid-Adoption in Utah's Gay Marriage Back and Forth

Child Caught Mid-Adoption in Utah's Gay Marriage Back and Forth
The Supreme Court brought marriages to a halt in Utah until the matter gets settled by the land's highest court. But they also stopped newly married gay couples from gaining benefits, like adoption. Matthew Barraza and Tony Milner found themselves in limbo when their son's adoption was halted mid-process.
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Federal Judge Rules Against Oklahoma's Ban On Same Sex Marriage

Federal Judge Rules Against Oklahoma's Ban On Same Sex Marriage
A federal judge ruled that Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution. It sets the stage for a battle in yet another very red state over marriage equality.
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Paul Michel
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VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored

VIDEO: Attorney General Holder Says Utah Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Federally Honored
U.S. Attorney Eric General Holder confirms that, for purposes of federal law, same-sex marriages that have been performed in the state of Utah will be recognized as lawful and considered eligible for all relevant federal benefits on the same terms as other same-sex marriages.
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AZ Republican Tries to Ban Abortion in D.C.... Again

AZ Republican Tries to Ban Abortion in D.C.... Again
Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R) is capitalizing on the trial of Kermit Gosnell by attempting to push a bill through Congress that would ban abortion after 20 weeks for women in Washington, D.C.. Rep. Frank's proposed abortion ban contains no exceptions to protect a woman's health or her future ability to have children.
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