ArchiveWhat You Need to Know About Utah Politics Today – January 22, 2014Bryan Schott·January 22, 2014· Share Utah gets an extension in their appeal of the Amendment 3 case. The ACLU sues Utah on behalf of same-sex couples. The LDS Church says don’t change Utah’s liquor laws. Countdown: 5 days until the start of the 2014 Legislature 50 days until the final day of the 2014 Legislature 153 days until Utah’s 2014 primary elections 286 days to the 2014 midterm elections 649 days to the 2015 elections 714 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses 1020 days to the 2016 presidential election Today’s Utah news highlights: The 10th Circuit court gives Utah a 7-day extension to prepare it’s appeal of a ruling that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage [Deseret News]. The Utah ACLU launches a lawsuit against the state over the decision to put already performed same-sex marriages “on hold” pending appeal [Tribune]. The battle over Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage could set a precedent for similar court cases around the country [Tribune]. Another poll shows overwhelming support for a statewide anti-discrimination law based on sexual orientation [Deseret News]. The LDS Church says there’s no need to further alter Utah’s liquor laws during the 2014 session [Deseret News, Tribune]. Rep. Ryan Wilcox will sponsor legislation to get rid of the so-called “Zion Curtain” in restaurants [Standard-Examiner]. Rep. Chris Stewart officially launches his bid for another term in Congress [Tribune]. Sen. Todd Weiler says the 2014 legislative session will be just like the 2013 edition [Utah Policy]. He also faces the “lightning round” [Utah Policy]. Utah’s Democrats lay out their agenda for the upcoming legislative session [Deseret News, Tribune]. Enid Mickelsen will head up the committee that will select the site of the 2016 Republican National Convention [Utah Policy]. Gov. Herbert names State School Board member Tami Pyfer as his education advisor [Utah Policy]. The number of traffic fatalities on Utah roads last year rose slightly, mostly because drivers failed to wear seat belts [Tribune]. On this day in history: England’s Queen Victoria died after being on the throne for 63 years in 1901. During World War II, allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy in 1944. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson passed away at the age of 64 in 1973. The Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973. Madeline Albright was confirmed as the first female secretary of state in 1997. Theodore Kaczynski pleaded guilty to being the Unabomber in 1998.