Utah joins the list …

posted 3 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague


Post # 4
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m not american but this is great! I’m from New Zealand originally and I was so happy when NZ made same sex marriage legal. It wonderful!

Post # 5
8675 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Holy shit, really? I wouldn’t have guessed Utah would go for it. Way cool.

Post # 6
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am American and I was so happy when I read it in the news; I’ll be even more happy when ALL the states finally get it and are equal to all people.  I just wish other states would get with it!  I know personally, when I invited a very good friend of mine who is gay to our wedding… I couldn’t help but feel bad that our state won’t let him and his partner of 12 years get married.  Honestly I don’t know if they would/want to… I just know they don’t have that option and there’s no good reason why not. 

I have another friend who moved out of state so that he and his spouse could be married and be recognized by the state they live in.  They opened two businesses where they moved that have been going strong (one for 3 years, the other for over 2 years)… and that could have contributed to our local economy here if it weren’t for prejudice.  They both lived here and would have preferred to stay but wanted to be married and recognized by the state they live in (and I don’t blame them).

I’ve seen this quoted in several news articles (this is from CBS) but I saw it on USA Today and I forget the original place I saw it.  It pretty much sums up my feeling (no reason not to let them have the same rights as anyone else basically):

U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling Friday saying Utah’s law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples’ rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment.

Shelby said the state failed to show that allowing same-sex marriages would affect opposite-sex marriages in any way.

“In the absence of such evidence, the State’s unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify the State’s refusal to dignify the family relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens,” Shelby wrote.

I mean honestly, no one loses anything and LBGT gain rights they should already have.  Simple as that.  Even if I can’t imagine a same sex partner in my wildest dreams, there’s no way they should be denied marriage… period… unless they are bi I’m sure they can’t imagine a opposite sex partner either.  Marriage has long since passed something only the church did, and we’re supposed to be a country that seperates church and state… it should be legal anywhere in the country.  If we based marriage only on church I shouldn’t be married, DH is athiest and I’m not religious at all… I don’t really classify myself, I guess agnostic leaning towards athiest..  I can’t image what it would be like to be denied marriage for what or who I am/how I believe in my heart.

ETA: Long soap box post, I know, but really I couldn’t help myself and I don’t regret it at all.

ETA again to remove crazy extra spacing when editing 🙁  hopefully I fixed it, sorry!

Post # 7
1802 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - EDD Aug '15

Excellent news 🙂

Post # 8
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@This Time Round:  Wait!  You mean the Utah in the US?  Dude they don’t even like caffine, how’s that possible?

Post # 9
536 posts
Busy bee

Wow, Utah? Really?? That’s excellent news! Maybe there is hope for some of these other uber red states…

Post # 10
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


@MrsTangerine:  I totally agree. 🙂

Post # 11
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

Voters in Utah voted to ban same sex marriage. The law was struck down by a judge as un constitutional

Post # 12
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Federal judges are very powerful.

Post # 13
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

So exciting! 

Post # 14
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I can’t believe Utah is legal before Oregon.  Ugh.  I think it might be on the voting agenda next November. 

Post # 15
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m hoping Indiana will be on there next =]

Post # 16
2687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@hermom:  good! That’s what should happen in all the states where votes end up like that! 

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