Gala attendees are urged to 'take action,' stick together
Because in Utah, those with marriage get it all and those without get none.
Marriage is arguably more important for gay and lesbian couples in Utah than it
is for couples in California.
Why can't Utah do what California did and allow civil unions, then gay couples
would have all the same rights as married couples as far as health insurance,
hospital visitation rights etc.CA gays have ALL the legal rights of
heterosexual couples except the word "MARRIAGE." I am still at a loss as to all
the hulla-ballou over semantics.....
I love how cynical and critical everyone is on these anonymous comment boards.
Anyone can say anything they want without having to back anything up.
Are you saying that your prophet is a hater? Are you saying that your
prophet says God created gay people so that you can make fun of them?Are you saying that you follow such a prophet?I believe YOU are
the one misinterpreting Jesus, who openly embraced EVERYONE. Jesus does not
need interpretation or translation.Sign me:Straight, white,
female, married 40 years
Wow, there's a combination! How does one reconcile liberal views with LDS
doctrine and teachings? I guess that whole "follow the prophet" thingy is just
optional? Must give one whiplash.
The most moving part of the night for me was when Equality Award winner Jim
Dabakis introduced a woman who has been with her lesbian partner for 10 years.
This woman was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Because her partner is of
the same sex, she isn't covered by her partner's insurance (her partner is a
Utah teacher). Instead of only fighting cancer, this woman now has to fight
bankruptcy and devastating health care bills. If they were married, and if Utah
recognized that marriage, then she would be insured as she fights this horrible
disease. That's what this is all about. All we want is to be able to care for
our loved ones--our partners and our children. We don't want to hurt your
family. We don't want to take away your freedom of religion. We just want to
take care of our families.