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Well, this is a mixed bag of results on equal marriage issues. Utahns apparently dont mind throwing GLBT families on the back of the bus with civil unions, as opposed to granting full civil rights equality with equal marriage rights. But I always find this strange given that we Mormons have a history of our own deviant sexual practices and abnormal marriage configurations with polygamy. My question to Utahns, however, would be whom should biological hermaphrodites marry eternally, and at what point in their sexual life cycle? Inquiring minds want to know.

Pat H

You brought up Rob Bishop. Did you poll that Governor race? Just curious. Thank you!


Many gay Californians will never forget that most of the money to fund Prop 8 came from Mormons and how that money was used. The political ads that they paid for and ran daily on radio and tv for months leading up to the vote portrayed gay people as a danger to children and society. Absolutely vicious.


With this level of support in Utah, it’s likely that there isn’t single state in the nation stands in opposition to all recognition of same-sex couples.Id be very interested in seeing a comparable poll in the neighboring state of Idaho. My experience would tell me that the above quote would prove to be untrue.

Dustin Ingalls

Its not necessarily more pragmatic to accept civil unions first. The pushback on gay marriage later would be, You already have the same rights. Whats the need for semantics?

Chuck In Seattle

With this level of support in Utah, it’s likely that there isn’t single state in the nation stands in opposition to all recognition of same-sex couples.Have you asked in Mississippi or Alabama or West Virginia or Oklahoma? I think thats the only other places that might be close. (Apologies: as a Minnesotan & Washingtonian, this is based slightly more on stereotype than any hard data.)

The Interesting Times

The gay rights movements insistence on an all-or-nothing (gay marriage only) approach, as opposed to an incremental (civil unions now and gay marriage later) approach, is really pushing off any kind of victory into at least the next decade.Although the psychology of such an insistence isnt hard to understand, it seems disproportionately widespread in the gay rights movement. You would think the movement would have more pragmatists.


Meh....Utah hasnt been 70% Mormon since the mid 90s! Makes me wonder about the rest of the numbers.

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