We sure do love to throw parties here in Utah!
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Our generation lacks respect.
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More and more I find myself wanting to ask people if they looked into these little things called facts before forming an opinion.
We are really turning into a society who questions nothing.
It is official: I am angry. I am angry about my Governor. He is Gary Herbert and he is disgusting. He has gladly lead “his people” to a war in support of “traditional marriage” clamming that the ban on same sex marriage is a state rights issue. According to him, the U.S. Supreme court has to place over turning laws his voters have put in place. He gladly and willingly ignores the fact that part of their job is to seek out laws states have made that are unconstitutional and stop them. Here is what he said:
“The Supreme Court made the correct decision to stay Judge Shelby’s ruling in the Amendment 3 case. Clearly, the stay should have been granted with the original District Court decision in order to have avoided the uncertainty created by this unprecedented change.
As I have said all along, all Utahns deserve to have this issue resolved through a fair and complete judicial process. I firmly believe this is a state-rights issue and I will work to defend the position of the people of Utah and our State Constitution.”
The vote on Amendment 3 was 10 years ago. That’s a long time, and A LOT in the world has changed since then, including gay rights which have made leaps and bounds in that time. When this was voted on, I was 19. In college and unaware of most political issues. I didn’t even vote that year. Why? For starters I had no idea how to register. They don’t really teach you that in high school and college assumes you know. So when voting time came, I had no registered and I didn’t get a say. I also had no idea what there was to vote on. I had no idea that who I was and my rights were at stake. No one told me. Part of this is my job to figure out, part of it is a task few are willing to take on and that is educating our youth on current political issues and pushing the importance of voting. “Rock the vote” never worked because the people pushing it didn’t vote.
Beyond that, it’s been ten years. That’s ten years of people that have hit the age of 18 who now have a say. That’s a massive group of people who as a general rule of thumb, are much more tolerant of pretty much everything. But they don’t get a say. Gov. Herbert is fighting a war based on old, outdated opinions that have long since changed. Homophobia is still a very big issue in the world. Utah has several groups of people that want to take the law into their own hands and deny people like me my rights. Utah even has people who are willing to starve to death because of it. However, Utah has more people on the other side of this fight.
I think it’s time that we as a people no longer sit by and let the hate win. Let them think we are “forcing the homosexual agenda” on them. Let them think we are going to make the world burn. We will prove them wrong. We need to take our rights, and show the state, the country and the world that absolutely nothing will change. With a few small exceptions. Boosted economy, happier citizens, and being one step closer to no longer being an archaic state.
Today, I am ashamed of being from Utah. And I will always be ashamed of the fact that Gov. Gary Herbert ever influenced our state.