LGBTQ Community Making Gains in Utah Politics
Among the newly minted Utah public servants taking the oath of office for city council posts last week were four whose elections may mark a slight shift in the state’s often predictable, mostly conservative political landscape. All are openly gay. Political science associate professor Matthew Burbank said the four-of-seven outcome is “better than I would have thought,” and suggests that attitudes among Utah voters are changing along with those in the rest of the country. Read more.