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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A total of 27 groups have filed friend of the court briefs urging a federal appeals court to legalize gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma. In addition to a group of Western Republicans and national associations of sociologists and psychologists, an argument was also submitted before last night's deadline by a coalition of companies including Starbucks, eBay, Facebook and Google.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Protesters pushing for Utah to adopt a statewide anti-discrimination law protecting sexual and gender orientation returned to the state Capitol today to advocate for their cause. At a news conference and rally, the group called out lawmakers for refusing to hear the bill. The bill would bar discrimination in housing and employment.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 41-year-old ex-convict could be eligible for parole almost immediately after he was sentenced to 12 to 30 months in prison for a shooting that left him and a Mesquite, Nev., police officer wounded almost a year ago. Daniel Runyon's public defender told a judge today that Runyon shot himself in the head before he was also shot by police during a traffic stop last March 21.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to study whether Utah should continue to observe daylight saving time is advancing at the Legislature. A Senate committee voted 4-2 this morning to send the measure to the full Senate for a vote. Garland Republican Rep. Ronda Menlove says the bill gives people with opinions about the practice an opportunity to voice their concerns or support.

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