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Published: Friday, July 11 2014 6:00 p.m. MDT

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West Richland, WA

@HENELSON: Your energetic post is simply wishful thinking here in mid-2014.

"Amendment three is the voice of the people of Utah. Although a small portion of Utah citizen's do not agree with this law, the majority do AND that majority have collective rights to pass this law."

So many fails in this sentence. The state can not "vote on" the civil rights of the minority. This is where the religious seem confused; they appear to be of the opinion that their religion trumps individual civil rights. Wrong answer.

"Our founders gave us the right to pass this law and they reserved to the state more rights than that of the feds. Do not be confused - we have the right."

No, you do not. You do not have the right to discriminate based upon your moral disapproval of a group of law-abiding people. It doesn't work that way in a constitutional republic.

"We the People of the State of Utah are sovereign and we make and pass laws that we believe are best."

Patently incorrect. Utah is subordinate to the Unites States constitution. State laws MUST past constitutional scrutiny, or they are ruled unconstitutional, as seen in Amendment 3.

Tooele, UT

Re: "The group with the highest divorce rate in America identifies as "'Conservative Christian.'"

Unsupported liberal/libertine blather that recent studies have completely debunked. Actively churchgoing people have actually been shown to have the lowest rates of divorce. Even the libertine left's desperate dogma of a 50% across-the-board rate is shown to be way high.

The one group that does seem to have very high, though admittedly somewhat preliminary numbers, based on the paucity of reliable statistics, is same-sex marriage.

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