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Letter: Ruling makes all marriages better

Published December 24, 2013 1:01 am

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Chaos. It seems that our governor and others would think that the Mayan calender was off by one year, and armageddon is now upon us. I, however, just feel more love in the air ("Judge denies AG's request to halt same-sex marriages," Tribune, Dec. 23).

Thanks, Channel 2, for airing newlyweds kissing at the city and county building. I remember other gay and lesbian kisses on the TV, but all were staged, advertised and promoted. To see the spontaneous joy that was being shared between long-time partners and now spouses was truly a great TV moment.

And, TWIST! When I woke up this morning, I did not feel as though my marriage meant less. In fact, it is the opposite. The only analogy I can come up with was when I was in high school in the '70s and the school and school district did not allow women to play basketball. When they finally got that privilege, it did not diminish my basketball experience. In fact, having more players practicing, playing, competing only raised the amount of school spirit.

Love, inclusion, joy.

I for one am glad to be on the right side of history. I extend the invitation to our governor to, if not do the same, at least be gracious.

Jack Arnott

Salt Lake City