The U. S. Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, declaring that same-sex couples who are legally married deserve equal rights to benefits under federal law. The court also has sent California’s Proposition 8, which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman, back to the appellate court. What do you think of these rulings? Did the Supreme Court get it right? What does this mean for Utah? For you? What comes next? Are you in favor of gay marriage? Why or why not?
The Utah Pride Center and 26 other groups had filed a brief with court urging the justices to declare that gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry. And the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with other churches and groups had filed a brief supporting traditional marriage. Our guests include Valerie Larabee, Executive Director of the Utah Pride Center and Lynn Wardle, Bruce C. Hafen Professor of Law at BYU. Comment here or on our Utah Public Radio Facebook page and we'll share your comments Thursday between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. or call in then at 1-800-826-1495.