Utah Legislature: Rep. Christine Johnson opts out of seeking new term


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  • Thanks!
    March 5, 2010 9:59 a.m.

    Thank you Rep. Johnson!
    You have been a caring legislator and we will miss you.

  • Sad to see her go
    March 5, 2010 9:12 a.m.

    Now it's just more "One Party Rule, One Party Rule" in the most religiously divided state in America.

  • JR
    March 5, 2010 5:34 a.m.

    If Johnson got in office just to push her personal agenda then shame on her. If people want equal rights then just be the person you are and move on. If per chance you feel you have been wronged then take it to the courts but in reality some gay folk want exceptions to life based on their life style. Many other gays just go about their business and are accepted for who they are. Why do we have to know a persons sexual preference? We don't

  • deb
    March 5, 2010 12:59 a.m.

    this makes me so sad. i've been frustrated too... but Christine was a beacon of hope. she represented the fact that dissent leads to a better democracy. Certain legislators seem to like to gang up and pass ridiculous bills...she wasn't one of those. today is a sad day in utah.

  • ex missionary
    March 4, 2010 7:34 p.m.

    great quote, sounds like just the kind of person we need

    "Utah is a better place when we suppress our entitled need to cast judgment on one another and instead respect the authenticity and free agency of each person"

    judge not, love they neighbor, do unto others, etc.

  • American Citizen
    March 4, 2010 6:44 p.m.

    Re Bennett 3:55 Amen! I don't agree with the lifestyle, but I strongly defend Ms. Johnson's rights.

    Some of us Utahns have short memories; it wasn't too many years ago we were the victims of Illnois and Missouri violations of our civil rights.

    Ms. Johnson, Please make sure your baby's rights are protected, whoever raises it. That's a life long commitment.

  • Anonymous
    March 4, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    Christine, you will be missed.

  • Pagan
    March 4, 2010 4:06 p.m.

    I would have to agree with many of you on these threads. Many who claim to have a 'decent idea of moral right and wrong' often have the most bile.

    My example?

    'Next stop , California (preferably San Francisco) where Ms.J will have better luck with her homosexual agenda.' - 2:19 p.m.

    You mean like being a mother?

    Natalie, do not pretend being straight somehow makes you moral. As you seem to have little compassion for others.

    It saddens me to see this woman leave, however completely understandable. As many claim to want 'respectful dailouge' with the gay community and then claim others to not know right and wrong.

    I would like to shake this womans hand. She has worked in a state that does not like her and still tried to be the better person.

    Many in Utah do not.

  • Dave
    March 4, 2010 3:44 p.m.

    @Natalie J.

    Only in Utah would we accept hate and bigotry as "rightT".. what am I leaving out? Oh! I know! Bribery and corruption! Those seem to be the core values of the legislators that you would prefer, eh?

    And yet ethics reform, tolerance, education, and acceptance are apparently "wrong".

    You can have this moral cesspool.

  • To Annonymous
    March 4, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    It does matter (I agree). Some of us are listening. It saddens me to see such hateful, angry comments from those professing "moral right and wrong."

  • Elaine
    March 4, 2010 2:07 p.m.

    Why on earth would you think this announcement was irrelevant? It doesn't have anything to do with her sexuality, the local papers announce election-related information all the time. She's a Representative of her district in this state. If you live in this state, therefore, her seeking re-election or choosing not to matters significantly. What a confusing comment.

  • Anonymous
    March 4, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    It matters to the gay population, just like an LDS leader matters to the LDS population or a black leader matters to the black population. It matters. I makes people feel like they are represented, even if no one is really listening. Which seems to be the case in this state and country. But what's new?

  • Dave
    March 4, 2010 1:04 p.m.

    Believe me the Eagle Forum knows and uses it in everything they can. I'm proud that she is out and open about her sexuality. She is a brave Woman and I thank her for her service!!

  • Anonymous
    March 4, 2010 12:33 p.m.

    Something fishy is brewing. McCoy, Carlson, and now Johnson...?

  • thanks
    March 4, 2010 12:26 p.m.

    you will be missed rep. Johnson,thank you for your service.