Homo Brilliant Move
posted by November 11 at 11:23 AMon
In an attempt to mollify angry gay mobs, the leader of the Mormon church said that he—and his church—weren’t really anti-gay at all! They wanted to protect marriage, you see, but they don’t think gay couples should be discriminated against and the church “does not object to rights for same-sex couples regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment rights, or probate rights,” and he added that the Mormon church does not oppose “civil unions or domestic partnerships.”
Equality Utah has called his bluff:
I take LDS Church leaders at their word that they are not anti-gay and that they sincerely understand that gay and transgender individuals and their families are in need of certain legal protections and basic benefits. I appreciate their statements that they do not oppose legal protections for gay people like those already enacted in California law that do not conflict with their genuinely held beliefs about marriage. This is our chance to come together and work to enact basic legal protections for gay Utahns. I am hopeful that the LDS Church will accept our invitation to heal our communities by bringing its considerable social and political influence to bear in support of laws that prevent discrimination and provide for the legitimate needs of all Utahns and their families.