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LGBT rights activist are detained by members of the Utah Highway Patrol after blocking a Senate committee hearing room at the Utah State Capitol

LGBT rights activist are detained by members of the Utah Highway Patrol after blocking a Senate committee hearing room at the Utah State Capitol, February 10, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. LGBT rights activist are demanding the Legislature consider an anti-discrimination bill, Senate Bill 100, which the Senate has declined to do so. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

Gay rights activists arrested in Utah

Yahoo News

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. (Reuters)

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