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Published: Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:05 p.m. MDT

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Here, UT


Let's have another vote? Only if YOUR marriage is on the ballot with ours.

Vancouver, WA

"Marriage isn't a right by the US Constitution. Some have used Section 1 of the 14th amendment to say that it is a right. It isn't."

False. The definition of liberty: 'the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views.' Therefore the 14th amendment does indeed apply.

"Marriage isn't specifically called out (in the Constitution)..."

In that case, the 9th Amendment applies. It reads,

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Even if a right is not specifically listed in the constitution, this does not mean that it is not retained by the people at large. Marriage, a legal contract between two consenting, non-consanguineous adults is in fact, a civil right.

Voting to remove rights from a minority of citizens is tyrrany, and is plainly unconstitutional. The democratic process of voting has been abused nationwide, relegating LGBT citizens to "second class" status. Marriage equality is coming to all, and rightly so.

Cardston, Alberta

Ignoring God's laws has always wrought ill upon a people or a nation.

Bob K
Davis, CA

Cardston, Alberta
"Ignoring God's laws has always wrought ill upon a people or a nation."

--- Uh, you are in Canada, which has marriage equality quite awhile and is doing way better than the USA. We ignored God's law "Thou shalt not kill" in Iraq, killed hundreds of thousands, and ruined our economy. You guys also made the right call on that one.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ molecman

The same-sex movement has won 20+ (and counting) court cases in a row now. That simple fact proves that everything you said is wrong. Also, voting on civil rights is a ridiculous idea. We have the Constitution to protect the rights of minorities, so a vote will not be necessary.

Holden, MA

It is amazing that an intelligent well educated person - Attorney General Sean Reyes is unable to separate church and state. Saying that he protects a 10 year old state law made when the citizens of Utah were less informed about the LGBT community is just as bad as protecting any old law that is discriminatory against U.S. Citizens. I suspect another vote on marriage equality would show a larger percentage of Utah citizens support it. I agree that wasting the tax payers money is not fair to the citizens of the great state of Utah.

Holden, MA

I see that the largest numbers of "Like" counts are for the comments made by proponents of marriage equality, and many of these comments are from Utah citizens. God Bless America!

Salt Lake City, UT

Really, I think your comments are the most balanced of any I've seen on tis subject. Kudos!

Phoenix, AZ

"It, in fact, is [a constitutional right]. Read Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967)"

That's good news to alotta folks... polygamists, those who would marry a sibling, or their son or daughter, aunt, uncle, or all of them together. Not to mention homosexuals. This Loving case has opened alotta doors that were heretofore closed to alotta deserving folks. One such is suffering emotionally and otherwise, as we speak.

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