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Friday, May 30, 2008

Gay marriage and more

May 30, 2008

Today's Deseret News reports that our current Attorney General filed a brief with the Calfornia Supreme Court yesterday, in conjunction with several other state attorneys general, asking the Court to delay implementation of its ruling until after the November election, so that voters will have a chance to overturn the ruling. The California Attorney General, who recently argued against the legalization, has asked the Court NOT to delay its ruling. What business does the Utah Attorney General have in getting involved in this? In 2006, the Equality Utah political action committee gave Mr. Shurtleff an award for his efforts to fight discrimination -- apparently because he is at least a bit more enlightened than most of his Republican colleagues. If they really thought he believed in equal rights, he has now made it clear that they were wrong.

Also today, Mr. Shurtleff announced that the court ruling in Texas has made him "even more determined" to fight abuse in the polygamous community in Utah. See yesterday's blog for my thoughts on the ruling. For today, let me just say that we are ALL against child abuse wherever it occurs. Some of us, however, are also against the abuse of State power to advance a political agenda.


  • At 8:57 AM, Blogger Marketing Gorilla said…

    And what is Bob Barr's stance on gay marriage now?

  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger Andrew McCullough said…

    Bob supported the "Defense of Marriage Act" in congress, but now says he would work to repeal it. He says it has bee used as a weapon to cause many people great pain. He now supports the right of the States to decide this issue, as most marrieage issues are regulated by the States. And thnks for asking.


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