Within hours of the court’s announcement, Utah’s daily newspapers’ message boards filled up with the usual anti-gay/pro-gay babble. Interestingly, the most horrifying, send-the-queers-to-the-gas-chambers bigoted statements appeared on The Salt Lake Tribune’s site, with the Deseret News’ site apparently frequented only by the somewhat unhinged. (Of course, the D-News board may be more moderate because it’s more moderated.)
How did the Provo Daily Herald fare? Its message board included the highest proportion of gay-supportive message of the three dailies. Many Utah County residents seemed much more concerned about their own undeserved reputation for homophobia than they were about gays and lesbians having equal rights.
Perhaps I’ve misjudged them.