Eric Ethington (Author) | November 5, 2012
Utah Representative Wayne Harper, currently running to become Senator Harper, is urging Utah courts to show leniency to his former intern, who has been convicted of sexually abusing a teenage girl. Eric Ray, former intern to Republican Representative Wayne Harper, was convicted in September of sexually abusing a teenage girl at Brigham Young University. Ray [...]
Eric Ethington (Author) | October 24, 2012
As we all (hopefully) head to the polls this year, we’ll not only be voting for candidates and judges, but also two different constitutional amendments. Below is my analysis and recommendations. Constitutional Amendment A: Required Severance Tax Deposits In The Permanent Trust Fund. My Recommendation: VOTE “NO” For those who don’t know, severance taxes are what the [...]
Eric Ethington (Author) | March 26, 2012
Governor Herbert signed HB 155 by Representative Brad Wilson (R) into law this afternoon, continuing the GOP’s attack on the poor and working-class. While the bill may have been well intentioned, it crosses the line of failing to recognize a human being’s intrinsic worth and labels them as nothing but potential criminals.
Eric Ethington (Author) | August 12, 2011
Indiana – One of the Republican State Legislators who supported the passage this year of an anti-Gay Marriage amendment, Phillip Hinkle, was just outed when he was caught soliciting sex from a young man on Craigslist. I’ve lost track… how many anti-gay politicians have been outed now? According to The Advocate, Hinkle invited an 18 [...]
Eric Ethington (Author) | February 15, 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana – The House of Representatives has just voted 70-26 in favor of an amendment to the state constitution to ban both gay marriage and civil unions. Representatives took the opportunity to cruelly pot-shot gay couples. The bill’s language is incredibly similar to Utah’s Amendment 3, banning both equal marriage “anything similar” such as [...]
Eric Ethington (Author) | February 8, 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah- ALERT! LaVar Christensen’s HB182 has been scheduled for a committee hearing tomorrow! This bill has far-reaching impact, but it would also void the ability of couples to make contracts between themselves. Details below, be there folks! HB182, “Voiding Transactions against Public Policy,” could potentially deny couples of their ability to make [...]
Eric Ethington (Author) | October 4, 2010
Here it is! This weeks PRIDEinUtah Podcast features my debate with Utah State Representative Carl Wimmer on a state-wide non discrimination ordinance to protect our LGBT citizens from discrimination in housing and employment! Check it out here, on the RSS feed or download it for free on iTunes! Click HERE to Play!
Eric Ethington (Author) | September 2, 2010
Oklahoma- State Representative Sally Kern (R) got in hot water back in 2008 when she claimed on camera that homosexuals were worse than terrorists. Now she’s at it again with the same sleazemouth claims. Watch the video here! Rep. Kern is being challenged this November by Brittany Novotny. Go Brittany!
Eric Ethington (Author) | January 29, 2010
SLC – In an announcement from Capitol Hill today, Utah legislators announced that in return for ultra-conservatives law-makers not passing a law outlawing all non-discrimination ordinances state wide, pro-human legislators will agree to not run any gay rights bills this year. Since Salt Lake City and County passed their historic ordinances this past year banning [...]
Eric Ethington (Author) | January 9, 2010
So many many heart-felt congratulations and well-wishes to my amazing State Representative Christine Johnson for her amazing decision to act as a surrogate mother for a local gay couple. According to the Deseret News, Ms. Johnson, one of only two openly gay people in the state legislature, is now in her 2nd trimester and decided [...]