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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know for Tuesday - October 7, 2014
SCOTUS decision makes same-sex marriage legal in Utah. Utahns support suing the feds to gain control of public lands within the state. Lockhart not a finalist for state superintendent job.
- Days to the 2014 midterm election - 28
- Days until the opening day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 111
- Days to the final day of the 2015 Utah Legislature - 156
- Days to the 2015 election - 392
- Days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) - 468
- Days until the 2016 presidential election - 763
Tuesday's top-10 headlines:
- The Supreme Court declines to hear same-sex marriage cases from a number of states, including Utah, making the practice the law of the land in those states [Politico, Deseret News,
- Despite the legal win, the issue will likely continue to be a divisive one in Utah [Utah Policy].
- Sen. Mike Lee slams "unelected judges" for the decision on same-sex marriage [Tribune].
- Utah lawmakers are poised to make changes to state law about marriage following the SCOTUS decision [Tribune].
- Gov. Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes say they're disappointed in the decision allowing same-sex marriage in Utah, but they will abide by the law [Tribune, Deseret News].
- The LDS Church issues a statement saying the decision will not alter their theological stance that marriage is between a man and a woman [Deseret News, Daily Herald].
- A number of Utah leaders react to the SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage [Tribune].
- A new poll shows a majority of Utahns would back a lawsuit against the federal government to gain control of lands managed by the BLM [Utah Policy].
- House Speaker Becky Lockhart is not among four finalists for the state superintendent job [Utah Policy, Deseret News].
- Gov. Gary Herbert's committee on Common Core hopes to keep politics out of their review of the curriculum [Tribune].
On this day in history:
- 1765 - The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up grievances against England.
- 1996 - Fox News Channel made its debut.
- 1998 - Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was beaten and left tied to a wooden post outside Laramie, Wyoming.
- 2001 - The U.S. and Britain launched air strikes against Taliban positions and Osama bin Laden's training camps in Afghanistan.
- 2003 - California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and elected actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him.
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