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Letter: Abide by the courts, Utah leaders
First Published May 26 2014 04:36 pm • Last Updated May 27 2014 08:01 am

If Utah’s leaders have sworn allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, isn’t it time to start abiding by the rulings coming from our country’s higher courts instead of fighting them?

The May 20 Tribune featured two articles in which two federal judges overturned bans on gay marriages (in Utah and Oregon) stating the actions were unconstitutional. Other similar bans have also been overturned. This should tell us something. I also believe it is wrong that our leaders think it OK not to honor marriages that occurred at a time when those marriages were legal.

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When the federal government declared polygamy illegal, citizens in Utah were taught by their leaders that it was time to change their actions and adhere to the higher law of the country. Why should the reaction of our leaders be any different to the same-sex marriage issue? Multiple federal judges have peer-reviewed Judge Shelby’s ruling that the Utah amendment banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and have agreed with it. I think that speaks volumes.

Maybe it’s time for us to agree with our higher courts.

Robert Walton

Orem




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