Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: The future of same-sex marriage and immigration

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  • anti-liar Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2013 12:49 a.m.

    No, Pignanelli; greedy special interests who want illegal aliens here for selfish reasons do NOT represent the will of the majority of Utahns.

  • QuercusQate Wasatch Co., UT
    July 16, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    There is currently a lawsuit against the State of Utah to declare Amendment 3 (anti gay-marriage) unconstitutional (Kitchen v. Herbert). Because of June's rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court, I believe that Utah will have to remove the Amendment as soon as the lawsuit is settled (in less than 2 years). This ruling will be good for gay couples, and good for Utah in general.

    Perhaps Utah will still refuse to perform gay marriages, but I believe they will have to acknowledge same sex marriages performed in other states. It is patently unconstitutional to accept heterosexual marriages performed in other states and then refuse to accept same-sex marriages. Has anyone ever heard of Utah refusing to acknowledge a legal marriage between cousins or minors from another state with more permissive laws?

  • Marco Luxe Los Angeles, CA
    July 14, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    I'd like to know if Webb favors amending the state constitution recognize marriage between spouses of the same gender?

    His statement, while a nice soundbite, is unclear if he doesn't acknowledge that families with gay parents and their children exist. [The family is the basic unit of society, crucial to strong communities, a strong nation and individual happiness. Policies that strengthen families should be pursued]

    That part about individual happiness really got me wondering.

    Clarification please.

  • Contrarius mid-state, TN
    July 14, 2013 10:34 a.m.

    Webb said: "Policies that strengthen families should be pursued."

    And gay marriages DO strengthen families, by encouraging stable monogamous relationships.

    Everyone who values stable families should support gay marriage. Support people who actually **want** to commit to stable relationships. In this era of high divorce rates and single-parent families, why should anyone turn away people who WANT to commit to each other?

    If you support "traditional" marriage, work to discourage divorce. Work to discourage unmarried cohabitation. Don't discourage people who want to help build a stable, committed society through marriage.