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Don’t throw a hissy fit, organize

lol, governor/president young is a 13-year-old on myspace!

lol, governor/president young is a 13-year-old on myspace!

The good folks at Equality Utah, rather than go all silly and poopy, are actually doing something constructive. Rather than constructively making our voices heard, far too many gay rights and marriage equality advocates are turning to the same methods of attack, emotionality, and divisiveness that our enemies used in California. Anyways, EU said at yesterday’s press conference:

The LDS Church has articulated it is not “anti-gay” but rather pro-marriage and it “does not object to rights for same-sex couples regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment rights, or probate rights.” On November 5th, Elder L. Whitney Clayton stated the LDS Church does not oppose “civil unions or domestic partnerships.”

In response to these statements, Equality Utah is drafting legislation for the 2009 General Session of the Utah Legislature to address each of the issues mentioned by the LDS Church. During this press conference Equality Utah will be asking the LDS Church to demonstrate its conviction on these statements as well as its willingness to secure such rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Utahns.

As a result of at least one aspect of the movement acting civilized and uplifting, we may make some gains in Utah. Like civil unions. Or hell, even nondiscrimination laws or taking sodomy off the book (though it is no longer enforced). Or at least they have called out on a bluff.

Why Utah keeps its sodomy law on the books is beyond me. Are the wingnuts from Utah County hoping that five Scalia clones on the Supreme Court could get that law constitutional again?


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