Salt Lake City has highest rate of same-sex couples raising kids

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  • Contrarius Lebanon, TN
    May 23, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    It's really no surprise that an area in which family is highly prized should produce gay couples who also want to create their own families.

    What continues to surprise me is that some people who *claim* to value families would continue to deny the legal benefits of marriage to parents who just happen to be gay.

    The ultimate effect is to punish children by denying them the familial stability that legal marriage encourages. Punishing children for the perceived "sins" of their parents.

    Does anyone really believe that's a good idea? Does it really help society to make kids suffer just because you don't happen to like what their parents do in the privacy of their own bedrooms?

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    May 22, 2013 6:44 a.m.

    The Salt Lake metro area has the highest percentage of any city in the nation, and Mississippi has the highest percentage of any state. Does that clear it up?

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    May 21, 2013 3:52 p.m.

    So does Utah or Mississippi have the highest percentage of gay couples raising children? I am confused. The headline and first paragraph say Utah, but later in the story it says Mississippi.

  • Candide Salt Lake City, UT
    May 21, 2013 3:38 p.m.

    Just one more reason why same gender marriage should be legal, so that the children they are raising have the same protections as children in opposite gender marriages. When I lost my job my daughter and I lost our health insurance. My wife's insurance would not cover me or our daughter because our marriage isn't recognized in Utah. Marriage conveys over 1000 rights that protect the couple and the family. If you are pro family values you should be pro gay as well as straight marriage.