Get Over Gay Marriage 

I beseech the State of Utah to cease any and all appeals relating to Judge Robert Shelby’s decision striking down Amendment 3, Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The whole situation is an embarrassment to Utah and will be seen as a black mark on our state’s history someday. Gov. Herbert and Attorney General Sean Reyes need a serious reality check. Times have changed. The ’50s are over! Leave It to Beaver is off the air! The writing is on the wall. Marriage equality is coming to the United States. The sooner our leaders grasp this, the better off everyone will be.

And the money being allocated to fight Judge Shelby’s ruling is simply outrageous. It has been estimated that the state’s appeal will cost as much as $2 million. Wouldn’t that be better spent on—I don’t know—our money-starved education system?

It’s time for the State of Utah to join the real world and allow members of the LGBT community to be treated equally under the law, as stated in the Fourteenth Amendment.

Ryan Curtis
Salt Lake City

Pin It
Favorite

More by City Weekly Readers

Latest in Letters

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • A Strange and Barbaric Practice

    In the well-written City Weekly cover story on circumcision ["Circumcision Decision," Sept. 17], the God of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions is credited with beginning this practice: God demands that the 99-year- old Abraham cut off his foreskin in order to prove his loyalty.
    • Sep 23, 2015
  • Mike Noel's Resistance to Reason

    I enjoyed Colby Frazier's cover story about state Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab ["The Herd Bull of the House," May 14, City Weekly]. I attended the Great Public Lands Gamble Rally at the Capitol in January 2015, at which Noel audaciously stepped up to the microphone to attempt a refutation (the gospel according to St. Mike) of the "lies" being perpetrated by the proponents of public lands.
    • May 20, 2015

© 2016 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation