News flash: The Utah Legislature passed a proposal, HB97, that bans dog-breed discrimination. Gov. Gary Herbert is expected to sign it into law.

No news: The same Legislature refused to discuss SB100 that would ban discrimination against humans based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Gregory Castle, chief executive officer for Best Friends Animal Society, praised lawmakers: “The passage of HB 97 is a resounding victory for dogs and dog lovers, not only in Utah, but across the country, as the momentum against breed discriminatory legislation continues to build. Every American... should be allowed to own whatever breed of dog they choose.”

Jeepers, what's next, to paraphrase former Sen. Chris Buttars—marriage between dogs and cats? "I've never seen a Dat!" Buttars famously joked. (The infamous lawmaker-cum-comedian also liked to refer to Ellen DeGeneres as Ellen "Degenerate.")

Progressive Utah, obviously, has a long-standing ban against discrimination against knuckleheads running for office.