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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

If Marriage Is Between One Man and One Women What Do We Do About Utah?

Well, since all the real problems like proverty, childcare, education funding, affordable transportation and infrastructure, healthcare, taxation, enviromental, gas prices and war have been addressed, the Senate will vote to enshrine homophobia into the US Constitution. President Bush says
“Our policies should aim to strengthen families, not undermine them. And changing the definition of marriage would undermine the family structure. Marriage is the most fundamental institution of civilization, and it should not be redefined by activist judges,”

So, my question is this: When can we expect the state and federal authorities to start enforce the law already in place regarding marriage? Or, is this just more fluffy hotair to go with the already in place immigration laws that aren’t enforceable as is and don't adequately deal with the problem? Mybe we can fence in all those un-gay marriages?

To become law, the proposal would need two-thirds support in the Senate and House, and then be ratified by at least 38 state legislatures. It stands little chance of passing the 100-member Senate, where proponents are struggling to get even 50 votes. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the amendment on May 18 along party lines after a shouting match between a Democrat and the chairman, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. He bid Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., “good riddance” after Feingold declared his opposition to the amendment and his intention to leave the meeting.

FYI: Utah is a very red state...
How many Polygamists are there in Utah?
About 60,000 (5% of Utah Mormons)

Why aren't all those polygamists jailed?
A recent (1998) poll by the Salt Lake tribune found that 35% of Utah's population think that polygamists should not be prosecuted. Many of the folks in Utah are descendants of polygamists, and don't care to heap the same type of intolerant abuse on their neighbors that the early Mormon people were subjected to. In addition, the laws that were written against polygamy are basically laws against consensual sensuality, which cannot be prosecuted in today's legal climate. (so why against gay?)

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