Thursday, November 12, 2009

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church for the first time has announced its support of gay rights legislation, an endorsement that helped gain unanimous approval for Salt Lake city laws banning discrimination against gays in housing and employment.

Wait...what?

8 comments:

Matty Boy said...

They do this sometimes. Back in the 1970s, there were blatantly anti-black covenants as part of the Mormon doctrine, and then one day, there weren't.

I don't think this will back them off the anti-gay marriage kick, but it might be a start. I think they were hearing back from their missionaries in the field how much people hated them for what they did.

bigsis said...

It was either Chris Mathews or the the guy from The Daily Beast who suggested that the gay movement is moving forward very very slowly, but still moving ahead, while the women's movement seems to losing ground. I found that very insightful and wonder if its because some younger women take their rights for granted and don't realize that fighting for their rights is an ongoing battle. Gays have never really won a huge battle for basic rights so we spend our lives scratching and clawing for every inch.

I know its naive to even think it, but wouldn't it be amazing if women, gays/lesbians and people of color were united in a fight for equality? Just the thought makes me want to go buy the world a Coke and keep it company.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Wouldn't it be amazing if gay people, people of color, the disabled, pro-choicers and union members all joined together on each others' causes and rushed their legislators?

nonnie9999 said...

i'm thinking they just want a bit of political cover for being such assholes about prop 8 in california. i think they're just approving of the non-discrimination laws, because it's against their own economic interests to discriminate against gays in housing and employment. they still won't approve same-sex marriage. that said, it's still a positive step. slowly, utah is becoming part of the 21st century. now if they'll just get rid of those nauseating osmonds.

Sue J said...

I'm with nonnie9999 -- I think they have ulterior motives in this ... just a PR move, really.

Dusty said...

i don't trust those fuckers as far as I can toss them..and w/my hosed up back..it ain't that far.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I don't trust them, either.
But once they get busted they do tend to try to rehab their image.
I recall that time God spoke to them and said, "ixnay on the acist-ray it-shay."
And for the record, I don't begrudge them their polygamy. If I was a Mormon woman, I'd want my stupid old husband to have so many wives I'd only have to sleep with him once a year.

Distributorcap said...

i dont trust them -- SLC has a democratic mayor i believe and is the only bastion of some sanity in that state

there has to be an ulterior motive to this