Visiting the United States Starting With Utah

Visit in UtahAmerica is the dream! For sure, you want to see the Cloud Gate in Chicago, flaunt your skin in Miami Beach, shop ‘til you drop in Times Square New York, or fulfill your California Dream. But the US of A is more than that. There are way lots of places you do not want to miss out, like for instance, Utah.

Fast Facts

Utah has its name from the term “Ute” which means people of the mountains as in the Native American Ute Tribe. Its capital is Salt Lake City which also happens to be the largest city in Utah.

Like all the other states of America, Utah has its nickname which is “The Beehive State” and no, it does not mean that the state has a lot of bees or that they are biggest producer of honey. The Beehive State pertains to the major qualities they are trying to uphold – perseverance and thrift – you know, like bees.

Going around

  • Parks

There are a lot of parks in Utah and each can offer you a variety of activities, however, the most sought parks are the five “major” and national parks in the state which are Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, Bryce, and, last but never the least, the Capitol Reef. There are tours that you can avail if you do not know where to start.

  • Adventure

If you are looking for a little adventure and thrill, whether you are an elemental earth-based activity enthusiast or a water-loving person, check out Utah’s pride for recreation – Glen Canyon and Flaming Gorge. The former offers water-based activities while with the latter, you can go camping and boating and you can even catch trout fish which is, of course, the state fish.

  • More and more adventure

Utah has a lot to offer. Putting everything in a single writing is impossible and all these mentioned right here are just the very small part of the whole state so it is best you plan your itinerary carefully and plan ahead of time.

So what are you waiting for? Go on and apply for your green card with the help of an attorney like Buhler Thomas Law, P.C. so you can explore and see America the way a citizen should see it. And God bless America!

Republican Defends Controversial Indiana Law

Same SexOne of the most prominent names in the republican side of the government gave an Easter surprise to gays and lesbians across the United States last Sunday

The former senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum, uttered a homophobic term while defending the controversial religious law that was recently uphold in Indiana. This is the same law that some believe empowers businesses to refuse to render service to gays and lesbians.

Experts suggest that the law is “designed” in order to safeguard and preserve the religious views of the business owners from Indiana. Unfortunately, this did not sit well with the Gay community as Gay activists argued he law will open the door for discrimination, which will not only affect them, but lesbians and the transgender as well.

With a not so warm reception it received from the American people, the law was amended to include terms that give “minimal” protection based on sexual orientation.

During his appearance on CBS News’ Face The Nation, Santorum, The former presidential candidate who ran for the highest position in the state in 2012 and is known for having plans of running this coming election, showed his full support for the original bill without the changes, calling discrimination a “two-way street”.

He further added to the controversy by directing the flow of the discussion around the issue of executive overreach, which many consider as a familiar refrain for conservatives. The senator also went as far as asking questions whether such law would be equally reasonable if the government required a gay business to print signs saying, “God hates fags” for a client like the Westboro Baptist Church.

That Kansas-based church is openly homophobic, claiming US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan are God’s punishment for US laws that protect gays and lesbians.

One of the usual targets for supporters of gay and lesbian rights, Santorum unquestionably knew the free speech buttons he was pushing by using a homophobic slur, however activists were also quick to point out his comparison is misleading.

Stuart Gaffney, from Marriage Equality USA, told DC Dispatches that, “Santorum is confusing this [debate] by asking whether a business should have to print hate speech,” he added, “No law requires businesses to provide that service”.

Last week, Gaffney pointed to a ruling in which a Colorado state agency found in favor of a bakery that reportedly refused to decorate two cakes from a customer with Bible verses rejecting same-sex marriage.