ArchiveHow to Sound Smart About Utah Politics – June 27, 2014Bryan Schott·June 27, 2014· Share Same-sex marriage opponents regroup. Sen. Mike Lee is the subject of a campaign finance complaint. Orem rejects UTOPIA deal. Countdown: 130 days until the 2014 midterm elections 213 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature 494 days until the 2015 elections 570 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative) 865 days until the 2016 presidential election Friday’s top news stories: Opponents of same-sex marriage are regrouping following the 10th Circuit Court’s ruling [Tribune, Deseret News]. Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah’s appeal of the ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage should move to the Supreme Court [Tribune, Daily Herald]. A liberal group files a campaign finance complaint against Sen. Mike Lee [Utah Policy, Tribune, Deseret News]. Sen. Lee hails the Supreme Court ruling that President Obama’s use of recess appointments to federal positions is unconstitutional [Tribune]. The Orem City Council rejects a proposed deal from an Australian company to build out and operate the UTOPIA fiber optic network [Daily Herald, Deseret News]. On this day in history: 1844 – Mormon leader Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in Carthage, Illinois. 1893 – The New York stock market crashed. 1950 – The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution calling on member nations to help South Korea repels an invasion from the North. 1969 – Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, clashed with police in an incident considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement. 1972 – The Atari video game company was founded in Santa Clara, California. 1980 – President Jimmy Carter signed legislation reviving the draft. 1985 – Route 66 was officially decertified.