Given these options, perhaps it is time for Utahns to think about adjusting to a new reality of same-sex marriage. That would mean accepting those who are married legally as equal members of the community in terms of marital rights. It would mean acknowledging that while marriage between a man and a woman, by far, will remain the predominant form of marriage, there are exceptions for those who have same-sex attraction. Perhaps it also means rethinking what heterosexuals consider about marriage. In an age when too many people discount marriage through simply living together or opt too hastily for divorce, perhaps we should be heartened to see so many people embracing the institution of marriage.
Richard Davis is a professor of political science at Brigham Young University. His opinions do not necessarily reflect those of BYU.
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