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Utah Gov. hosts Log Cabin

Timothy Kincaid

August 11th, 2010

Utah Governor Gary Herbert will be hosting a private reception for Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, later this month. Herbert, a Republican and a Mormon, had spoken against a non-discrimination proposal last year but this announcement may be an evidence of both the party’s and the church’s softening attitudes over the past couple of years.

Within the past few years, at least six Utah cities have passed discrimination protections – with the support of the Mormon Church. This may be the silver lining that resulted from the exposure of the church’s involvement in California’s Proposition 8.

Let’s hope that Log Cabin can continue to help build inroads into the administration and elicit support for some of the provisions that are expected to be brought up in the legislature within the next year. But even absent any specific tangible advance, this is a positive step. History shows us that exposure to gay people and hearing our concerns can be the strongest contributor to change.



August 11th, 2010 | LINK

And kudos to Jim Dabakis for meeting with the Mormons.

August 12th, 2010 | LINK

Okay, I’ll be negative:

“Hey darkey, come on into the grand dining room and serve us white folk ’cause you do it so well, but do not think for a skinny moment that you can EAT with US for Gods sake! Here – take this plate of leftovers to the kitchen – enjoy.”

I do not need a silver lining for the wedding attire that the Mormons have clearly spent $20 million to keep me from having.

I need a $20 million dollar wedding dress. Fund that Mormons.

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