UTAH: 13 LGBT Activists Arrested

Via Reuters:

Thirteen Utah gay rights activists were arrested on Monday at the state Capitol after a sit-in to demand lawmakers hear a bill barring housing and job discrimination based on sexual orientation, authorities said. About 20 activists, buoyed by a court ruling that briefly legalized same-sex marriage in the conservative state, had blocked access to part of the Capitol. They said they would not leave unless the Utah Senate president ensured the bill would get a hearing. “For five years, the Utah legislature has refused to hear a non-discrimination bill. We’re tired of their excuses, we’re tired of the delays,” organizer Troy Williams said as the protest started outside the governor’s office.