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Letter: Reyes already working for 1 group, not Constitution

Published January 4, 2014 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

It was quite disturbing to see the new Utah Attorney General, Sean Reyes, proclaiming his loyalty to some citizens over loyalty and respect to the U.S. Constitution ("New Utah AG: Cost to defend same-sex marriage ban worthwhile," Tribune, Dec. 30).

Just moments after he took an oath of office and swore to abide by the laws of the United States, and most important the Constitution, he was asked about Amendment 3 being unconstitutional. He is quoted as saying, "We're willing to spend whatever it takes to protect the laws and the will of the people."

Essentially, he was promising to push the will of the majority over the rights of the minority. That is called "tyranny" and the very point of Judge Robert Shelby's well-documented ruling. It is unfortunate that our new attorney general didn't speak of upholding the Constitution and the rights of all citizens.

John Johnson

West Jordan