Bills aim to bring marriage, family law into 21st century

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  • Copacetic Logan, UT
    July 28, 2014 11:28 a.m.

    @ A Quaker:

    Interesting that a New Yorker who doesn't even live here would consider themselves such an expert on attitudes within Utah by throwing out snarky criticisms.

    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. It would take an entire book of comments just to begin addressing all the issues New York seems to have. But I'll take the higher road and leave that to you and your fellow New Yorkers. How about showing us here in Utah the same consideration.

    @ Red Corvette:

    Why be so crass as to demean the predominate religion in Utah when this article is strictly about political issues in California? By doing so, I guarantee you aren't doing anything positive to further your liberal cause.

    Read the article again. There is nothing mentioning Utah or LDS revelation in it. As such, it would be best if you did the same thing and stuck to the intended subject matter. Since you obviously didn't, it's a bit surprising your post was allowed.

  • A Quaker Brooklyn, NY
    July 27, 2014 10:43 p.m.

    It's important to note that this article has nothing whatsoever to do with lawmaking in Utah. It's entirely about another state. Given present attitudes, it looks like the only thing with even half a chance to bring Utah into the 21st century, is maybe the 22nd century.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    July 27, 2014 3:24 p.m.

    "'This shows how far our society has fallen: It used to be a simple answer to who's your father and who's your mother,' said Randy Thomason, president of and an advocate of traditional families.

    Such arguments didn't resonate in the Assembly, where the Modern Family Act passed on a 62 to 4 vote with some Republican support and little organized opposition."

    All part of a process that is devaluing traditional marriage and family and, as a consequence, contributing to the increasing fracturing of society and emotional/social disabling of more and more people.

    The idea of broadening the meaning of what a "family" is would be terrific if it didn't involve ignoring some pretty basic and fairly obvious requirements for optimizing the nurture and care of human beings. One of the most important is the love and care of **both** parents, fathers and mothers.

    Having the diversity of perspectives and experiences that come from both parents was once a common advantage to most children. It is increasingly rare, and our society is increasingly showing the ill-effects.