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Published: Thursday, Jan. 23 2014 7:55 p.m. MST

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get her done
Bountiful, UT

Other states see the handwriting on the wall concerning gay marriage. Utah is out of step with what is going on outside their borders.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

Utah is out of step with what is going on outside of her borders. Another reason to be thankful.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Spending millions to futilely enforce the religious will on the majority.

Los Angeles, CA

Something wrong here ,Its pretty sad that an attorney, trained in constitutional principles, cannot comprehend the place of equality in our (secular) country.He accepted this case and accepted a reduced fee knowing this case was lost long ago.

Provo, UT

Utah is in step with God. He is showing his displeasure with the growing majority, as manifested in bizarre weather patterns not seen in a century throughout the nation. It will only increase as more and more people abandon His commandments.

San Antonio, TX

Mr Gov: What is it about Equal Protection under Law that you fail to understand?

Idaho Falls, ID

If Utah is out of step with what is going on outside it's borders, that's a good thing.

And I don't see this as a religious issue. It's not LDS imposing their will on gays. It's a matter of tradition and biology and plenty outside the LDS church are just as against same sex marriage and any within.


@ Brave Sir Robin: Was that law actually ever officially removed from the books? If not, does that mean Gov. Herbert thinks it should still be being enforced?


@ Sal: Of course, because you know same-sex marriage is the only commandment God cares if you violate. He is certainly not showing displeasure over the violation of the First and Great Commandment nor the second which is like unto it, nor the enumerated 10 which are based on the first two.

And of course there are no explanations based on anything other than your specific religion.

Nope, this is all due to same-sex marriage.

truth in all its forms
henderson, NV

Taking away someones right to love who they want sounds like a dictatorship to me.

Idaho Falls, ID

Truth in all forms...No one is taking away anyone's right to love whomever they want. We say Go ahead! Love em up! Have a party with cake, throw rice, celebrate like there's no tomorrow. Just don't try to convince the rest of us that a man now has a "husband" or a woman now has a "wife". That's just nonsense. Yes, they have a lover, a companion, a lifelong devoted partner. NO one can take that away from them. Nor would we want to. Just don't confuse my children with this relationship by calling it marriage. Don't commandeer the education system to make them teach that it's normal and perfectly acceptable. And DON'T take away the rights of innocent children to have both a mother and a father, female and male in their homes to raise them.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

A dictator would ignore the civil rights of everyone in favor of religious dogma. The 'will' of a religious group doesn't take precedence over civil rights. If you want to live in that society, move to Saudi Arabia.

Castle Valley, Utah

Thank you, Gov. Herbert. But tell us, please, who isn't being civil?

Furthermore, if there are gay couples in Utah who, in fact, are providing nurturing family environments, then why defend Amendment 3 that strictly forbids recognition of these arrangements? I understand that you have to appeal to your voters. But I'm sad to infer from your statements that you "get it", but you won't stand up for it.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Provo, UT

I am grateful this issue isn't as bad as it could be. It's easy to look at the worse side of things, especially on an issue where it seems no one is happy. But all in all, I know that there is a bright side. For me, whether this issue will "inevitably" go one way or the other... it will inevitably end the right way. Laws can pass, lies can be told & accepted, and people can justify themselves until the sun goes down. But in the morning, the truth rises. You can't rewrite something you didn't author. The things we author die with us. The things God authors will continue forever.

It's good to know our future is in good hands!

Columbia, SC

I think we can see that the people of your state are determined to impose their religious values upon an unwilling minority. As with the persecutions unjustly visited upon Mormons in the 19th century, they shall not prevail.

Potsdam, 00

O'really, that is all that needs to be said.

Just don't confuse my children with this relationship.
This is where our society is sick now, by calling things out of the Blue and then next blaming the rest for persecutions.
I don't think Gov. H's words are far enough to defend the law and the definition.
We are stuck in politeness and after tomorrow there will be more lies and changing of definitions. Just wait and see.Not that we should'nt be polite, but also correct.
Let the LGBT come up with a definition of marriage, that would be difficult, would it not ?
Emotional, biological, legal, religious, social ...define it so a lawful fit will do !

Define it, so you could defend it in court.

Brave heart
Springville , UT


Oh really? So children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home? That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children. (Sarcasm)


I totally have compassion for those who are gay and lesbian. I do not care if they live together or even get a civil union. But please do not call it a Marriage. To me a Marriage is between a man and a woman. This is God's law not man's. This is how the Bible says it is. When God created the world he placed in the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve and commanded them to Multiply and Replenish the Earth.You want rights but what about all of us who feel our rights are being taken away because you want to create a new law that goes against what I believe in. It is a religious union a marriage between a Man and a Woman. You can have your civil unions and call it something else. No one is trying to take away your rights as far as having those rights in sharing a bond between someone you love. Just do not call it a MARRIAGE PLEASE.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Utah is in step with God. He is showing his displeasure with the growing majority, as manifested in bizarre weather patterns not seen in a century throughout the nation."

Other than California's current drought I really can't think of anything that qualifies as a 1 in 100 year event. Incidentally, Utah's headed for another bad water year at this rate.

"Was that law actually ever officially removed from the books?"

Gov. Kit Bond rescinded it in 1976.

Alexandria, VA

If the Governor feels that other states do not follow the will of the people - why not put same sex marriage up to a vote of the people - today - wherever - and then abide by the will of the people - I think you would find the results rather startling and different than he expects.The Governor may want to choose a different topic for his next speech.

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