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Published: Wednesday, June 4 2014 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

Keep fighting Utah! The majority are behind you!

Provo, UT

Enough already! Follow the law!

Understands Math
Lacey, WA

They're married, let them continue to be married.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT


So much for this being about protecting families. The state is actively trying to tear apart these families, which in turn hurts their children. It is absolutely disgusting. Shame on the State of Utah.

John Kateel
Salt Lake City, UT

I think that Sean Reyes is actually pro gay marriage and is running the most elaborate false flag operation the nation has seen to "defend" traditional marriage.
These legal manuevers are cat nip to the advocates of traditional marriage crowd, but under the cover, it is secretly designed to fail spectacularly in every way, shape, and form.

For example, "outside" counsel of the kookiest form to take the fall when the defense fails. His excuse when this all fails, will be that you the people want we to take the maximalist position. So I did. I did my job.

If there is a guy that rallies the troops in the opponent camp, it is Sean Reyes.

Bruce A. Frank
San Jose, CA

At one time it was common for some states to not recognize the validity of quickie marriages or divorces of couples who traveled to Reno or Vegas to get them. It has become common for drivers licenses from any one state to be recognized by all. Even CCW permits have become almost universally accepted across the country (my state, of The People's Republik of Kalifornia, continues to be one of the remaining exceptions).

But, that fact, that Kalifornia both ignores Constitutional law by denying most of its own residents the exercise of that right, stated in the 2nd Amendment, while also refusing to recognize permits from any other states, seems to validate Utah's legal right to refuse recognition of homosexual marriage!

Los Angeles, CA

What a waste of taxpayers dollars. This case is over and equality won so friends lets now get on with our lives and be happy for our gay and lesbian church members and not allow anyone to denigrate them. Here in California approx.100000 couples got married ,nothing had changed besides more happiness in the lgbt community and elsewhere. Soon homophobia will be a thing of the past just like most racism has disappeared.

Kearns, UT

Are we really going to spend more money and spend more time in court on these issues? Do we really dislike the idea that gay couples deserve to be in happy legal relationships so much that we will fight them at all costs? It's time our governor and attorney general focus on more important state issues.

Laura Bilington
Maple Valley, WA

There's no question that Herbert and Reyes will be remembered in history, but perhaps not in the way they would have liked. The names of Lester Maddox and George Wallace don't elicit memories of the positive things they accomplished as governors.

Seattle, WA

Judge Kimball's decision is legally correct and will be sustained in appeal. This appeal will serve only as a costly way to delay the inevitable. The cost includes the financial legal costs and harm to the families being delayed recognition and their legal rights.

grand junction, CO

And Utah continues to throw millions of dollars away on hopeless legal challenges instead of admitting that this is the 21st century and that time and social mores do change.

Jeff in NC

Wow, how much tax money is Utah willing to throw into something that has an inevitable conclusion?

provo, UT

I have great respect for the legal , political, and judicial processes in America, and I respect the rights of people to have their own opinions and beliefs regarding issues such as this. Obviously the political leaders of this state have the right and the responsibility to decide how to proceed in this matter and they have done so. However, the decision to continue appealing these court rulings is beginning to appear to be based on an attitude of exclusion and a basic lack of compassion for gay and lesbian families in Utah.I certainly don't believe the Governor nor the Attorney General personally hate me or other people who happen to be gay, but they clearly do not understand that our families are every bit as important to us as theirs are to them. In my opinion, this latest decision is a misguided, futile, and sad reflection on the great state of Utah.

Philadelphia, PA

Wow. If ever there was a three-year-old throwing a temper tantrum in a supermarket...

Utah, do you have any idea what you look like to the rest of the nation?

Values Voter

Near the end of this story a list of the plaintiffs in this case is provided. Among them are Tony Milner and Matthew Barraza, (who have an adopted son). Mr. Milner is no stranger to these pages. A search of the DN site returns, among other items, this news story from 2011 (with photo included).


By Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News
Published: Monday, Dec. 5 2011

"SALT LAKE CITY — For employees of Family Promise Salt Lake, the economic downturn isn't abstract. Homeless families who need help show up at the front door of the Salt Lake City nonprofit organization.

"Our capacity is four families at a time. We have a month and a half waiting list, which is terrible because people are showing up with their suitcases in hand," said executive director Tony Milner."


Here is someone who has actually helped families in Utah and look what the state of Utah is doing to him, his husband and his child.

Salt Lake City, UT

Bleed Crimson: "Keep fighting Utah! The majority are behind you!"

Because... basic civil rights are determined by majority rule? Is that how you see it?

Cleveland , OH

Fifty One years ago George Wallace stood in the door at the University of Alabama and made a grand speech about segregation and then, as President Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard, Wallace stepped aside and we took another step into civilization.

In years to come I suspect Gov Herbert and AG Reyes will be seen as standing the door of the marriage clerks office, making a futile stand based on outdated beliefs.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

spend whatever it takes to appeal and keep on appealing. right should never succumb to cost.

I M LD_ 2
which law should we follow, the state constitution passed through the legally accepted process, or judcial activisim?

you hate the LDS that much? I am sorry you are allowing such bitterness to canker you so heavily.

Orem, UT

Ahhhhh, Utah Republicans. In my opinion they`re often misinformed, but never unsure of themselves.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

No more!

Stop spending our money! Stop spending our children's and grandchildren's money on his case!

Enough is enough!

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