Monday, November 17, 2008

Equality Utah - Petition for Gay & Transgender Utahns

"Throughout the recent election cycle, the LDS Church has demonstrated its willingness to participate in political issues by asking its members to do all they can do, including donating their means and their time, to support California’s Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution and eliminated gay couples right to marry by defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

The LDS Church has articulated it is not “anti-gay” but rather pro-marriage and it “does not object to rights for same-sex couples regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment rights, or probate rights.” On November 5th, Elder L. Whitney Clayton stated the LDS Church does not oppose “civil unions or domestic partnerships.” In response to these statements, Equality Utah is drafting legislation for the 2009 General Session of the Utah Legislature to address each of the issues mentioned by the LDS Church."

Help urge the LDS church to stick by their statements and help in the effort to pass equality legislation in Utah.

Click here to sign the Equality Utah petition.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That would be somewhat ok, but creating a separate institution as we all well know is not the answer. I would argue instead that they should change and rename the civil contract of marriage as a civil union and tell LDS it should be up to churches to decide on who to marry.

Anonymous said...

I am ex-LDS and am ashamed that there leaders have gone so offbase with respect to family, family consists of two people making a spiritual, emotional and physical connection and may or may not increase with children for the purpose of obtaining joy, the purpose of mankind is that we may have joy.

Kelli Busey said...

My friend, as usual you have found a constructive way for us to be advocates! Love ya, kelli

Shannon said...

You actually think the LDS church will make an effort to help you with this cause? That is laughable. Not after the tantrum your community has been throwing for the last week and a half. Defacing our places of worship doesn't really engender much sympathy or cooperation.

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