The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com
"Why does 'traditional marriage' need defending? And why does defending it have to be mutually exclusive from allowing same-sex marriage? And why do people get their knickers in such a twist over something that, unless they choose to participate in it, doesn't affect them in any measurable way, significant or otherwise?"
commenting on the June 27 Tribune editorial, "Marriage equality: Utah's law now on shaky ground"
" 'Hatch: Why I'm voting yes' Because I was told to do so by the businesses that donated the most money to me. Any questions?"
commenting on the June 25 commentary from Sen. Orrin Hatch, "Why I'm voting yes," explaining his decision to support the immigration reform bill in the Senate.
"A Pat Bagley cartoon sez more than any three-hour Rush Limbaugh show."
commenting on the June 26 Kathleen Parker column, "Everybody's a comedian," which suggested that too many people in public life are trying to emulate comedians.
"Saddest of all is since Democrats morphed into liberals, they actually believe this issue is about compassion instead of saving the 1 percent money in labor costs."
commenting on the June 27 sltrib.com article, "Immigration reform passes Senate with Hatch's support"
"Rick Perry reaffirms his commitment to life as he executes Texas' 500th prisoner."
commenting on the June 27 AP/sltrib.com article, "Gov. Rick Perry, filibuster star clash over Texas abortions"
"I'm guessing the Constitution is certainly out of date and parts of it should summarily be tossed out. After all, look how much the nation has changed since it was created."
Green Eyed Lady
commenting on the June 27 George F. Will column, "Time caught up with the Voting Rights Act," which argued that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was based on outdated ideas and thus the Supreme Court was right to invalidate parts of it.