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Utah uses massive resistance re: same sex marriages

Utah Marriage equality massive resistance 2013

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#1 Cait


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:48 PM



The Cache County, Utah Clerk’s office is closed on Monday, meaning that no one who visits that office may obtain a marriage license — whether they are gay or straight. Though the county has not explicitly stated that it closed the office in an act of massive resistance to arecent federal court decision calling for marriage equality in Utah, the county attorney’s office released a statement linking the closure to that decision: “Given the status of the pending motion for a stay and the appeal that will be filed by the state of Utah, the Clerk’s Office will be closed until further notice.”

Both the county attorney’s office and the county executive’s office declined to provide further comment to ThinkProgress on why the county clerk’s office is not open. Nor did they answer the question “do you think the judge’s opinion” holding that the Constitution requires marriage equality “was unclear?” Instead, they repeatedly referred me to the press statement indicating that the clerk’s office will remain closed indefinitely “to sort out the legal issues and confusion created in the wake of Judge Shelby’s opinion.”

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#2 offworlder


    pls don't kick offworlders, we can find a place too

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 06:34 PM

if they dont provide the services they are warranted to provide; the county executive can open it or fire the county attorney, unless unwilling, then the citizens can get the state senate or the governator involved, fire some folks and do interrim appointments to fill positions. Service must be provide to the public which mandate the services to be provided; sheesh. hell do we just close the whole dang county?! then the public can just fire the whole county, and get the governator to assist in putting new elections for every county office.
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#3 Lord of the Sword

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:20 PM


This whole issue just doesn't make sense to me at all. It really doesn't. Same sex marriages aren't for me, they are not my cup of tea. But if two people want to marry, as long as they are consenting adults, I really don't give a damn. It doesn't affect me in the least bit.

I can understand the arguments against Abortion...those against it are arguing for the life of the fetus....even though it really is none of their business what a woman does with her body. But at least they have a valid argument. With Same sex marriages...the ONLY people affected are the two getting married, and perhaps their immediate families. What business is it of anyone else?

This whole world would be a lot better off if people just minded their own damn business, and didn't intrude on other people's business.
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Posted 24 December 2013 - 06:32 AM


Good lord LotS, we agree!   :shocked:

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