Activists launch their effort to overturn Utah’s marriage amendment

According to a recent news report, “gay rights” activists in Utah are filing legal briefs in the pending U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the definition of marriage. Specifically, it is reported that these briefs are citing Utah’s marriage amendment (and a few other events) “as examples of discrimination against the LGBT community.”

In other words, Utah’s “gay rights” activists are attempting to get the U.S. Supreme Court to state that Utah’s constitutional definition of marriage is motivated by hatred and bigotry against homosexuals (i.e. discrimination … or in legal-speak, motivated by “animus”). Because if that happens, then under the precedent set by previous Supreme Court opinion[1], Utah’s constitutional marriage amendment would likely be subsequently struck down as unconstitutional under the U.S. Constitution, and the courts would impose “gay marriage” on Utah by fiat.

So there it is. Utah’s homosexual activists have laid out their strategy to relentlessly label their political opponents as discriminatory bigots who are motivated by irrational hatred of homosexuals, in order to use the courts to then bring “gay marriage” to Utah, without all of the fuss and bother of going through democratic processes.

Now that all the activists’ cards are on the table, the real question is: Will Utah policymakers aid this strategy?


[1] Romer, Governor of Colorado, et al. v. Evans et al. (94-1039), 517 U.S. 620 (1996)

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2 Responses to Activists launch their effort to overturn Utah’s marriage amendment

  1. Andrea says:

    The “Sutherland Institute” will one day wake up and find themselves on the wrong side of history.

  2. All state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage are clearly unconstitutional. The Supreme Courts of Canada and Mexico have provided ample arguments to that effect. By the way, why the scare quotes around the term gay activists? In using them, the writer gives evidence of scorn and animus for this group. 

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