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July 10, 2013

ENDA still faces tough fight to achieve full Senate passage

Is the long fight to pass ENDA going to soon end?

The long-stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act was easily approved this morning by the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions by a vote of 15-7.

The bill will next go before the full Senate for a vote and is going in with some bipartisan support. This will be critical in getting enough Republicans to join the Democratic majority for passage.

April 9, 2013

Utah's Orrin Hatch: 'I draw the line on traditional marriage'

US Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah says he believes civil unions - not same-sex marriages - are the answer to the marriage equality debate.

'I do believe this could be solved greatly by a civil-union law that would give gay people the same rights as married people,' Hatch said in an interview with radio station KVNU in Utah. 'I think we can solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country.'

April 9, 2013

Utah's Orrin Hatch: 'I draw the line on traditional marriage'

US Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah says he believes civil unions - not same-sex marriages - are the answer to the marriage equality debate.

'I do believe this could be solved greatly by a civil-union law that would give gay people the same rights as married people,' Hatch said in an interview with radio station KVNU in Utah. 'I think we can solve this problem without undermining the very basis of marital law in our country.'

August 30, 2012

Evangelical activist Gary Bauer: 'I think he may have had a bad moment'

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who said this week that the issue of marriage equality should be left up to individual states, is getting some flak for breaking from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the issue.

Romney has pledged support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage but Hatch told SiriusXM's Michelangelo Signorile at the Republican National Convention this week that he's 'a believer that the states should be able to make their own determination.'

August 30, 2012

Evangelical activist Gary Bauer: 'I think he may have had a bad moment'

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who said this week that the issue of marriage equality should be left up to individual states, is getting some flak for breaking from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on the issue.

Romney has pledged support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage but Hatch told SiriusXM's Michelangelo Signorile at the Republican National Convention this week that he's 'a believer that the states should be able to make their own determination.'

August 29, 2012

His viewpoint differs from presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have pledged support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage but he has at least one prominent GOP senator who is breaking ranks with him on the issue.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, up for reelection in November, said this week that the issue of marriage equality should be left up to individual states.

August 29, 2012

His viewpoint differs from presidential nominee Mitt Romney

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have pledged support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage but he has at least one prominent GOP senator who is breaking ranks with him on the issue.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, up for reelection in November, said this week that the issue of marriage equality should be left up to individual states.