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Letter: Utahns not so child-centered, but they are peculiar
First Published Feb 18 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Feb 19 2014 08:54 am

Utah’s argument against same-sex marriage adds a new twist on a previous legal decision, arguing that same-sex marriage damages the culture of Utah, a culture that is described as being heavily centered on reproduction and the welfare of children ("State makes it all about children in brief against same-sex marriage," Tribune, Feb. 4).

The previous legal decision, Wisconsin v Yoder, found for the plaintiffs when Amish families argued that required education beyond the eighth grade was damaging the culture of the Amish.

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The Utah LDS have always described themselves as a "peculiar people," but the recent school district decision to take children’s lunches away argues against that people being overly concerned with children’s welfare.

It does support the notion of them being peculiar, though.

Priscilla Kawakami

Salt Lake City

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