-> Ahead of the 10th Circuit Court arguments this week, The Tribune profiles the legal teams on both sides of the gay marriage debate in Utah: The defenders of Amendment 3 who believe in their cause of "traditional marriage" [Trib]; and the lawyers fighting to end the same-sex marriage ban who took up the case because they say its the right thing to do. [Trib]
-> A new TV ad in Utah uses grandparents to argue why gay Utahns should be able to marry. [Trib]
Tweet of the day: From @DeidreHenderson: "Just randomly bumped into @GovHerbert at Hale Center Theater. I thanked him for not vetoing my bill. My son laughed at me."
Happy Birthday: To Lane Ronnow, host and producer of "A Story to Tell" from the campus of Dixie State University.
Opinion section: Paul Burke, the Utah State Bar's Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2012; John Mackay, a litigator with more than two decades of experience; and Brett L. Tolman, a former U.S. attorney for Utah argue that Thursday's hearing on Utah's defense of Amendment 3 will be a test for the integrity of the AG's office. [Trib]
-> Marina Gomberg, a communications professional in Salt Lake City, says as a lesbian she's felt love and support from members of the LDS Church. [Trib]
-> Sen. Mike Lee says Republicans should stand up agains renewing the Import-Export Bank because it tilts the playing field toward certain companies, i.e. big corporations, and is the kind of thing conservatives should oppose. [NRO]
-> Michael Rossetti and Melanie Florence, founding members of Utah Citizens Advocating Renewable Energy, argue that Rocky Mountain Power needs a stronger commitment to renewable energy. [Trib]
-> Sachin Pavithran, legislative director of the National Federation of the Blind of Utah, argues that the Republican members of Utah's House delegation need to support a bill improving access to educational materials for people with disabilities. [Trib]
-> Todd Hodnett, the founder and chairman of Digital Recognition Network, a company that sells license plate recognition technology, says that a new Utah law easing restrictions on private license plate data collection does not go far enough. [Trib]
-> Jay Francis, a member of United Way of Salt Lake's Board of Directors and executive vice president of corporate affairs of Miller Family Philanthropy; and Paula Green Johnson is a member of United Way Worldwide's Women's Leadership Council and chair of United Way of Salt Lake's public policy committee, say that Congress needs to continue funding a federal program that provides in-home help for vulnerable families. [Trib]
-> George Pyle compares the John Roberts Supreme Court to a TEC-9. [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly discusses whether it is ethical for Iron County Republican Party Chairman Blake Cozzens to run for the state Legislature while still remaining a party leader. [Trib]
-> Rolly also talks about excessive parking tickets at the Capitol and other topics. [Trib] And the Trib columnist says that SLC Police Chief Chris Burbank wants the public to alert him to any police misconduct and he'll deal with it personally. [Trib]
-> Frank Pignanelli and LaVarr Webb lay out some races that are turning heads. [DNews]
-> Pat Bagley suggests a possible reason behind some issues facing the LDS Church. [Trib]
-> Tribune Publisher Terry Orme explains why it is important to have a local reporter in Washington. [Trib]
-> Here are some of the best reader comments from sltrib.com. [Trib]
-> Former Sen. Bob Bennett says references last week's Supreme Court ruling in saying that we should have more free speech, not less. [DNews]
Weekend in review: With a change in leadership, Utah's Democratic Party is looking for a new direction. [DNews]
-> From our Washington Insight column: Utah's members of Congress may be holding more power next year. [Trib]
-> SL County will provide a way for people with disabilities to vote electronically. [DNews]
-> Utah County's Republicans will be choosing who will be the county's elected leaders next year since no other party fielded candidates. [Herald]
-> SLC Mayor Ralph Becker is nominated his former campaign manager for a seat on the planning commission. [Trib]
-> Gov. Gary Herbert and former Gov. Mike Leavitt helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of the cornerstone laying for the state Capitol. [Trib] [DNews]
-> The Deseret News sat down with state Sen. Stuart Reid who has decades of experience on both sides of the political arena. [DNews]
-> It turns out that 75 percent of Utahns have a "great deal" or "fair amount" of trust in their state government, the third most support of any state. [Trib]
-> A Westminster student will be among the first women to lead field artillery students in to combat after she is commissioned. [Trib]
-> Court documents provide a look at the lives of same sex couples challenging Amendment 3. [Trib]
-> Same-sex marriage advocacy group Utah Unites for Marriage, which features some notable Utahns, started a television ad campaign. [Trib] [Fox13]
-> UDOT says it has learned from the controversial ThrU Turns in Draper and Kearns and wants to put another one in Layton. [Trib]
-> Utah is in the middle of the road for how much residents pay in taxes to state and local governments. [Trib]
-> The West Jordan City Council rejected a plan to build an apartment complex next to Gardner Village. [Trib]
Nationally: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he will decide whether he is running for president by the end of the year. [WaPost]
-> A federal judge in Ohio will force the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state, but not require the state to perform such unions. [WaPost]
-> President Barack Obama is planning to issue two more executive orders related to equal pay. [WaPost]
Where are they?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz flies to Washington, meets with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. and votes.
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speaks at the UVU conference on Innovation in Emergency Services and visits the Department of Commerce.
SLC Mayor Ralph Becker has budget meetings, has a media interview and hits the Kitchen v. Herbert event at Library Square.
President Barack Obama visits a classroom and speaks at Bladensburg High School in Maryland. He also meets with Commander-in-Chief and Executive Director of the Veterans of Foreign Wars William Thien and attends the ceremonial swearing-in of Maria Contreras-Sweet as Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
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