No, Pignanelli; greedy special interests who want illegal aliens here for
selfish reasons do NOT represent the will of the majority of Utahns.
There is currently a lawsuit against the State of Utah to declare Amendment 3
(anti gay-marriage) unconstitutional (Kitchen v. Herbert). Because of
June's rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court, I believe that Utah will have
to remove the Amendment as soon as the lawsuit is settled (in less than 2
years). This ruling will be good for gay couples, and good for Utah in
general.Perhaps Utah will still refuse to perform gay marriages, but
I believe they will have to acknowledge same sex marriages performed in other
states. It is patently unconstitutional to accept heterosexual marriages
performed in other states and then refuse to accept same-sex marriages. Has
anyone ever heard of Utah refusing to acknowledge a legal marriage between
cousins or minors from another state with more permissive laws?
I'd like to know if Webb favors amending the state constitution recognize
marriage between spouses of the same gender? His statement, while a
nice soundbite, is unclear if he doesn't acknowledge that families with gay
parents and their children exist. [The family is the basic unit of society,
crucial to strong communities, a strong nation and individual happiness.
Policies that strengthen families should be pursued] That part about
individual happiness really got me wondering. Clarification please.
Webb said: "Policies that strengthen families should be pursued."And gay marriages DO strengthen families, by encouraging stable
monogamous relationships.Everyone who values stable families should
support gay marriage. Support people who actually **want** to commit to stable
relationships. In this era of high divorce rates and single-parent families, why
should anyone turn away people who WANT to commit to each other?If
you support "traditional" marriage, work to discourage divorce. Work to
discourage unmarried cohabitation. Don't discourage people who want to help
build a stable, committed society through marriage.