A "natural family" resolution pushed by a local think-tank is narrow, one-sided and a proposal that is "insensitive, inhumane and exclusionary," a Salt Lake County councilwoman said Wednesday.
Jenny Wilson, a Democrat and the lone woman on the nine-member council, penned a letter to Sutherland Institute president Paul Mero Wednesday, calling his resolution on the family "dangerous to a government founded 'of the people, by the people and for the people.' "
The Sutherland Institute recently sent a letter to local municipalities urging them to support a resolution that includes the phrase "upholding the marriage of a woman to a man, and a man to a woman as ordained by God." The resolution, approved in Kanab in January, goes on to encourage homes to be open to a "full quiver of children" and young women to become "wives, homemakers and mothers."
"At a certain level, I find this document amusing, but mainly it is unnecessarily insensitive, inhumane and exclusionary," Wilson wrote.
"It seems that the Sutherland Institute is promoting a 'people' that comprises an extremely narrow segment of our society and our state," Wilson wrote. "It is mean-spirited towards those who, either by their own choosing, or by circumstances beyond their control, find themselves outside your definition."
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